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Lawyer

James Speed Pirtle, American lawyer.

Background

Pirtle, James Speed was born on November 8, 1840 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Henry and Jane Anne (Rogers) Pirtle.

Education

Private and high schools. Bachelor of Laws, University of Louisville, 1861.

Career

Practiced, Louisville, since 1863. Professor equity, commercial and constitutional law, University of Louisville, 1873-1881. President University of Louisville, 1887-1905.

Judge of Law and Equity Court, Louisville, 1882. Actively identified for many years with banks, trust companies and rys. Chairman trustees of Jefferson Monument Fund.

President American Printing House for the Blind. President Kentucky Institute for Education of the Blind.

Connections

Married Emily Bartley, May 22, 1878.

father:
Henry Pirtle

mother:
Jane Anne (Rogers) Pirtle

spouse:
Emily Bartley