J. R. Clagett, attorney at law, was born at Alexandria,, Virginia, October 26th, 1826. His early education was
received at the high school of his native place, and from private tutors. He afterward entered Brown's University
at Providence, Rhode Island, graduating with the class of 1848. Studied law with Henry W. Davis, of Alexandria,
Virginia, and was admitted to the bar at Washington, D. C., in 1853. Four years subsequent, he removed to Hastings,
where be has been in active practice since. Has long been identified with the interests of the Episcopal church
of Hastings, and is its senior Warden. Has been twice married. His first wife Eliza Thorne, died in January, 1876;
his present wife was Mrs. Frances Pringle, of Brooklyn, New York, by whom be has one child: Frances E.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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