Edward Cahill, American lawyer. Member National Conference Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
Cahill, Edward was born on August 3, 1843 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. Son of Abraham and Frances Maria (Marsh) Cahill.
He studied at Kalamazoo College.
Enlisted as private Company A, 89th Illinois Infantry, August 1862. Discharge for disability, December 1862. Appointed by President Lincoln.
First lieutenant 102d United States.C.T., December 1863. Promoted captain, January 1864. Mustered out, September 30, 1865.
Admitted to bar, 1866. Practiced in Clinton and Ionia companies, Michigan, 1866-1871, at Chicago, 1871-1873, Lansing, Michigan, since 1873. Counsel for State of Michigan in important cases.
Prospective attorney, Ingham County, Michigan, 1877-1881. Appointed justice Supreme Court, Michigan, for unexpired term (1890-1891) of James V. Campbell, deceased. President, trustee Edward W. Sparrow Hospital Association.
After his service on the court Cahill was law partners with Russell C. Ostrander who later also was a member of the Michigan Supreme Court.