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John Pryor Hand, American judge.

Background

Hand, John Pryor was born on November 10, 1850 in on farm in Henry Company, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry and Mary (Hanna) Hand.

Education

Educated Rock River Seminary, Mount Morris, Illinois, 1866-1870. Bachelor of Laws, State University of Iowa, 1875.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1875. Company judge Henry Company, Illinois, 1885-1890. Assistant United State Attorneys, Northern District, Illinois, at Chicago, 1890-1894.

Justice Supreme Court of the Illinois, 1900-July 15, 1913, resigned. Chief justice, 1903-1904, 1907-1908.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Brayton, October 26, 1871.

father:
Henry Hand

mother:
Mary (Hanna) Hand

spouse:
Elizabeth Brayton