Biography of Edward James Judd
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

JUDD, EDWARD JAMES. - Born at Chicago, April 28, 1858. Son of Norman B. and Adeline (Rossiter) Judd. Parents descended from the New England Puritans and Knickerbocker Dutch. His father was the first city attorney of Chicago, in 1837; was county attorney from 1839 to 1841; was state senator from 1844 to 1860, and in the convention that year nominated Abraham Lincoln for president of the United States; was minister to Germany from 1861 to 1865; was a member of congress from 1868 to 1872, and was collector of customs from 1873 to 1876. The subject of this sketch was educated in the public and private schools, and attended Yale two years. He began life as a stock boy in the firm of Field, Leiter & Co. (now Marshall Field & Co.), where he remained one year. Cornmenced the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in i88o; practiced three years at Moline, Illinois, and came to Chicago in 1883, where he has since followed his profession. Is now a meinber of the firm of Walker, Judd & Hawley. Among the noted cases Mr. Judd has been connected with was the suit for the Home for the Friendless against the city of Chicago, which resulted in compelling the city to pay over to charitable intitutions $84,000, being a trust fund received under the will of Jonathan Burr. Was counsel for Cook county in 1891 and 1892, and defended the county against the so-called "boodle" claims, being successful in every case. Mr. Judd is a staunch republican, and president of the Hamilton Club; also a member of the Marquette and Union League clubs and committeeman for Illinois of the National Republican League. He is a 32d degree Mason. As a lawyer Mr. Judd is perhaps known better by the legal profession than by the public at large. His strong analytical mind has gained him a reputation among the profession as a close and able counsel, lie ranks well also as a trial lawyer. Mr. Judd was married June 16, 1885, to Miss Carrie O. Walker.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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