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Lawyer

Joseph Oscar Cunningham, American lawyer. Member firm Cunningham & Flynn, publications Urbana Union, 1853-1858; Member of General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1896, 1900.

Background

Cunningham, Joseph Oscar was born on December 12, 1830 in Lancaster, New York, United States. Son of Hiram Way and Eunice (Brown) Cunningham.

Education

Student Baldwin Institute, Berea, O., and Oberlin College. Bachelor of Laws, Union Law School, Cleveland, 1859.

Career

Member firm Cunningham & Flynn, publications Urbana Union, 1853-1858. Admitted to Illinois bar, 1856, and to Supreme Court of the United States, 1880. Retired from law practice, 1905.

Donor of Cunningham Children’s Home, Urbana, 1895. Judge County Court of Champaign Company, Illinois, 1861-1865. Trustee, University of Illinois, 1867-1873, McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois, 1897-1898.

Membership

Member firm Cunningham & Flynn, publications Urbana Union, 1853-1858. Member of General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1896, 1900.

Connections

Married Mary M. McConoughey, October 13, 1853.

father:
Hiram Way Cunningham

mother:
Eunice (Brown) Cunningham

spouse:
Mary M. McConoughey