William H. Barnes (jurist)

William Henry Barnes (May 14, 1843 – November 10, 1904) was an American jurist who served as Assistant Justice on the Arizona Territorial Supreme Court from 1885 till 1889.

American jurist from Arizona (1843–1904)
This article is about the Illinois politician and Arizona Territorial judge. For other people with the same name, see William Barnes (disambiguation).
William H. Barnes
Associate Justice, Arizona Territorial Supreme Court
In office
October 23, 1885  October 17, 1889
Nominated by Grover Cleveland
Preceded by William F. Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Richard Elihu Sloan
Personal details
Born (1843-05-14)May 14, 1843
Hampton, Connecticut
Died November 10, 1904(1904-11-10) (aged 61)
Tucson, Arizona Territory
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Belle Jane Daily
Profession Attorney

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Barnes was born on May 14, 1843 in Hampton, Connecticut, to Eunice A. (Hubbard) and William Barnes.[1] His father was a Yale-educated Presbyterian minister while his mother was related to Nathan Hale. The family moved to Alton, Illinois, when Barnes was 10.[2] There, he was educated in public schools before graduating from Illinois College.[1] After receiving his Bachelor of Arts, Barnes studied law at the University of Michigan where he graduated in 1865.[2][3] He was admitted to the Illinois bar the next year.[4] After leaving school he established a legal practice in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he specialized in corporate law. Among his clients was the Wabash Railroad. During the early 1860s he married Belle Jane Daily. The union produced one daughter, Josephine.[5] Barnes’ fraternal commitments included the Freemasons, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks[3]

In Jacksonville, Barnes became active in Democratic party politics. From 1865 till 1885, he was a delegate to the party’s state convention.[6] Barnes was a delegate to the Illinois constitutional convention in 1870 and represented Morgan County in the Illinois General Assembly, in the Illinois House of Representatives, in 1872.[7][8] He also represented Illinois at the 1876, 1880, and 1884 Democratic National Convention.[4]

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