Biography of James R. Dunseath
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JAMES R. DUNSEATH, attorney at law and U. S. Commissioner, was born in Belfast, Ireland, December 20, 1873, but at the age of fourteen removed to Toronto, Canada, with his parents. He was educated in the Ontario Model School of Toronto, and the Collegiate Institute in connection with the University of Toronto. Mr. Dunseath then removed with his parents to Michigan, where he took up newspaper work and finished his trade as a practical printer. In 1898 he was graduated from the Detroit College of Law with the degree of LL. B. He was immediately admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Michigan, and entered upon the practice of his profession in Detroit. Later he took the examination and was admitted to practice in Ohio, and forming a partnership with another attorney, made Toledo his headquarters. Business in connection with some mining properties in which he was interested recessitated his making a trip to Morenci in 1902, and seeing thewonderful opportunities afforded in this state for a young man of energy and experience, he decided to make Arizona his future field of effort. He located in lorenci and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Arizona. For about three years he was in charge of the lorenci Leader, which became a power in Graham County politics. After recovering from an attack of typhoid fever, his health requiring a lower altitude, he removed to Tucson, where he was appointed to fill a vacancy as Deputy Clerk of the District Court. This position he held for six months, and resigned to take up the practice of law in the office of Mr. Frank Hereford, with whom he was associated for several years. Mr. Dunseath makes a specialty of land and mining law, and in this, as in corporation and probate work, he is becoming recognized as one of the leading young lawyers of the Southwest. In 1910 he again became Deputy Clerk of the District Court, which office he resigned February 1, 1912. He was Supreme Court Reporter from 1908-1912, which position he also resigned upon the admission of Arizona to statehood, when he was appointed U. S. Commissioner at Tucson. lr. Dunseath is a member of the K. of P. and Moose and an official in each, and a member of the local Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges. In politics he is a Republican, and has done excellent work for his party in both Graham and Pima Counties. He married liss Irene P. Hanavan, and they have one son, James Elliott Dunseath.

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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