Biography of Archibald G. McAlister
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ARCHIBALD GILBERT MCALISTER, judge of the Superior Court of Graham County, was born in Tatum, S. C., Sertember 23, 1873, his father, C. A. McAlister, and his mother, Emily Connor, both having been natives of that state. His father served three years in the Confederate Army. Judge McAlister attended public school and completed the high school course, after which he took a course in the University of Nashville, Tennessee, for which he had won a scholarship. He came to Arizona over fifteen years ago, and landed in Phoenix. His first occupation here was as teacher at Florence and Congress and later he was made principal. It was while thus engaged that he took up the study of law with Messrs. Herndon and Norris, at Prescott, and was admitted to the bar in 1902. His first practice was at Solomonville, and during the past ten years his career has been an interesting one. He has been a deep student, a hard worker and the possessor of unusual ability, and has gradually been reaping the reward of his effort. He has been assistant district attorney two years, district attorney three years, had built up an excellent practice before the last election when he was chosen to represent the people of Graham County on the Bench. He has since been called to Phoenix to serve on the Supreme Court Bench several times when one of the Judges has been disqualified. He was married April 13, 1904, to Miss Alice Bishop. They have one son, Charles Bishop, and one daughter, Lillie.

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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