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    L. H. SHIPMAN, a well known lawyer of Troy, Ohio, has been a resident of that city some twelve years. He was born near St. Mary's, Ohio, in October, 1874, and was reared on a farm.

    Mr. Shipman, after completing the prescribed course in the common schools, attended St. Mary's High School and the National Normal School, being a student in the latter institution two terms. He was then an instructor in the schools for four years, and in 1896 moved to Troy and entered the law office of Mr. Gilbert. He studied under his preceptorship and also attended the law department of the Ohio State University for one year. After his admission to the bar, March 17, 1897 he formed a partnership with Mr. Gilbert, but on March 3, 1909, it was dissolved. Mr. Shipman's office is now on West Main Street. He practices in the various state courts, and in June, 1905, was admitted to practice in the Federal courts. He has taken an active interest in political affairs, and served one term as city solicitor.

    April 17, 1901, Mr. Shipman was united in marriage with Miss Jessie Shannon, who was a teacher in the public schools of Troy. She was born and reared in that city and is a daughter of Samuel Shannon. One son, Franklin Shipman, was born of this union. The subject of this sketch is a prominent member of the Masonic Order, Knights of Pythias, the Troy Club and the Island Outing Club. He is a member and secretary of the board of the Feghtley Lutheran Home at Tippecanoe City. Religiously, Mr. and Mrs. Shipman are members of the English Lutheran Church.

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