the years the Genealogical &
Historical Society has collected
photographs of many of the county’s
historic early lawyers. A brief
The Logan County Bar Association
became its own entity in 1862.
Lionel P. Lacey presided at the
first meeting and William McGalliard
served as secretary.
The first order of business was to
draft a resolution of respect and
appreciation upon the retirement of
Judge David Davis from the circuit
The first triumvirate of Logan
County lawyers were Lacey, S. C.
Parks, and W. H. Young. Parks and
Young were the first lawyers of
Logan County whose names appear on
the rolls of the Illinois Supreme
Court in l848. Judge Parks was known
as the leading attorney of the early
Logan County Bar.
Silas Beason came to the Logan
County Bar Association in 1859 and
became, “intimately identified with
every public movement connected with
the growth and progress of Logan
County,” according to Lawrence B.
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In the 1860’s
members of the Logan County Bar
Association included McGalliard,
William Springer, David T. Littler,
William P. Callon, W. B. Jones,
David H. Harts, P. W. Harts, George
H. Campbell, George S. Dana, H. W.
Dana, Stephen A. Foley, James T.
Hoblit, Edmund Lynch, Edward D.
Blinn, Robert Orendorff, Albert H.
Alkire, William P. Hackney, A. C.
Edwards, William B. Mann, Rufus
Mayfield and Frank Fisk.
There were 557 Civil cases, 147
Chancery cases, and 62 People’s
cases at the first term in 1860.
McGalliard was recognized as a
foremost leader at the Logan County
Bar Association serving in the state
legislature, as a special adviser to
William Scully, and was often
identified with the establishment of
David Harts was admitted to the bar
in 1866 and was identified with the
progress of the City of Lincoln for