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PEARSON, William, attorney-at-law, and prothonotary of Middle district of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, was born in Harrisburg, August 9, 1854, son of John W. Pearson, late judge of this judicial district, and of Mary H. (Briggs) Pearson, the latter still living and residing in Harrisburg. He received his primary education and was prepared for college in the city schools and the Harrisburg Academy, and was afterwards graduated from the college at Princeton, N.J., in the class of 1876. His professional studies were pursued under the direction of his distinguished father, and he was admitted to the bar of Dauphin county in 1876, and to practice in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, May 17, 1880. His appointment to the office of prothonotary was made January 1, 1882. Mr Pearson is unmarried. In his political views he is Republican.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of transcription; Feb 16, 2001

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