Trude, Alfred Samuel was born on April 21, 1847 in on Atlantic Ocean. Son of Samuel and Sally Trude.
Parents English; childhood in Lockport, New York. Studied Union College of Law, Chicago.
Admitted to bar, 1871. Especially noted as a criminal lawyer. Also counsel for many corporations.
Prosecuted P. E. J. Prendergast, who was convicted and hanged for murder of Carter H. Harrison. Also tried large number of celebrated will cases, among which were the Wilbur F. Storey will contest and the Henrietta Snell will contest. Many years in politics.