Biography of John Humphrey


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JOHN HUMPHREY, attorney at law, Chicago, was born in England in 1838, son of Thomas and Mary Humphrey. Coming to Cook County in 1848, he located in the precinct which is now Orland, and on attaining his majority engaged in farming. He was educated in the common school and at Leoni, Mich., and in 1871 commenced studying law with Root & Arington. He was admitted to the Bar in 1874, since which time he has practiced his profession in Chicago. Tn 1879 he was elected a representative to the Illinois Legislature, from the Fifty-ninth District, and served in the Twenty-seventh General Assembly. In 1872-73 he was bailiff under Bradley in Judge Rogers's court, and in 1875 under Sheriff F. Agnew in Judge Williams's court. Mr. Humphrey has been Supervisor of Orland Township fourteen years, and Township Treasurer eleven years, both ot which offices he now holds. He owns 240 acres of farm land, five acres in the village of Orland. He bought twelve acres, and subdivided it, and put up the third house in the village. He was married in 1863 to Miss Amelia Patrick, daughter of Walter and Hannah A. Patrick. They have four children - Wirt, Clara, Lillian and Maud. Mr. Humphrey is a member of the Masonic fraternity, A. F. & A. M., Lodge No. 508.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.