Biography of Frank J. Duffy
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FRANK J. DUFFY, judge of the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County, was born in Waddington, New York. April 3, 1866. He first attended the public schools and afterwards St. Lawrence University, from which he was graduated in 1888 with the degree of Bachelor of Science. In the same year he came to Arizona and for five years was engaged in educational work in Phoenix and Globe. During this time, however, he had decided to make the law his life profession, and had devoted his leisure time to the mastery of the subject. Having removed to Nogales, he was elected justice of the peace in 1896 and reelected two years later, which position he held at the time of the separation of Pima and Santa Cruz Counties, when he rendered conspicuous service as assistant enrolling and engrossing clerk and arranged the complicated matters for the bill. In 1899 he resigned the office of justice to accept that of assessor, and in the same year was admitted to practice in Santa Cruz County. In 1900 he was elected district attorney on the Democratic ticket and his administration was an excellent one. He has long been regarded as one of the representative lawyers of Arizona, a close student and capable exponent of the law. In 1909 he was elected to the 25th Territorial Legislature, and served as Chairman of the Judiciary and Printing Committee, and as member of other committees: In February, 1912, he assumed the duties of his present position. Judge Duffy is the son of Michael and Mary O'Brien Duffy, also natives of the county in which he was born. He was married January 18, 1905, to Miss Annie M. Parker. He has one son and one daughter. Francis R. and Mary L. Judge Duffy has always been identified with movements for the progress of his adopted town, which can boast of no more efficient worker in its behalf.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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