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David Ellmore Blair

David Ellmore Blair, American lawyer. Member of the Jasper County Bar Association (president 1939), American and Missouri State bar associations; Mason (32°).

Background

  • Blair, David Ellmore was born on August 16, 1874 in Salina, Kansas, United States. Son of Edgar W. and Emma A. (McClure) Blair.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas, 1896. Bachelor of Laws, University of Kansas, 1899.

    Career

    • Mistress Mabel Emma Gans and Eleanor (Mistress E. J. O’Keefe). Began practice at Joplin, Missouri, 1899. Member law firm Blair and Blair, 1906-1908, Blair and Decker, 1900-1903, Blair, Decker & Blair, 1903-1906.

      Assistant prosecuting attorney, Jasper County, Missouri, 1903-1904. Judge Circuit Court, 25th Judicial Circuit, 1908-1917. Member Public Service Committee of Missouri, 1917-1920.

      The American Association For Justice, Supreme Court of Missouri, 1921-1930, chief justice, 1925-1926. In practice of law, St. Louis, 1931-1934, returned to Joplin, 1934. Elected presiding judge Springfield Court of Appeals, November 1940, to fill unexpired term ending December 31, 1944 (only Missourian elected to all three benches).

      Re-elected to Springfield Court of Appeals November 1944 for 12 year term, retired, September 1, 1954.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of the Jasper County Bar Association (president 1939), American and Missouri State bar associations. Mason (32°).
    • Member of Blue Lodge. Scottish Rite; 32° Masons. Missouri, American, Bar Associations.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Eleanor Henley, May 1, 1902. Children: Herbert Henley.
    • father: Edgar W. Blair
    • mother: Emma A. (McClure) Blair
    • spouse: Mary Eleanor Henley
    • child: Herbert Henley Blair
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    Born August 16, 1874
    Died December 28, 1954
    (aged 80)
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