Frank Ely Atwood Supreme Court Missouri Pin Back Button

Frank Ely Atwood Supreme Court Missouri Pin Back Button Size 7/8"
Served from 1925 to 1934 on Supreme Court
Button says Get T Ely
It has paper Label says Allied Printing Trade Council Union Label Newark
Buttons made by The Whitehead and Hoag Co Newark N.J. U.S.A. Patent April 14 1896 Ju 21 1896(See Pictures)


The Atwood Papers were donated to the University of Missouri by Agnes L. Atwood on 21 March 1945 (Accession No. 2220).


Frank Ely Atwood was born at Carrollton, Missouri, on 5 October 1878, the eldest of six children. He was raised on a farm. He graduated from William Jewell College. Reading law with the firm of Lozier and Morris in Carrollton, Atwood was admitted to the bar in 1904 and was a partner with Lozier and Morris until 1914 when he became a partner in a firm with his brother, Smith B. Atwood.

In 1915 Carroll County elected him prosecuting attorney after he had served a year as mayor of Carrollton and in 1922 he was a delegate to the state constitutional convention.

He moved to Jefferson City when he became assistant counsel for the state public service commission. He served t two years and ran for the state supreme court in 1924. He was elected and served a ten-year term.

As an attorney and judge he frequently contributed articles
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