Robert Emmet Slater

Robert Emmet Slater

Yorkville, Dearborn County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 Dec 1912 (aged 64)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Garden LN, Section 103, Lot 166, Space 1
Memorial ID 79041922 · View Source
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From "History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties" comes the following:
R. Emmet Slater, Lawrenceburgh, attorney at law, and prosecutor for Dearborn and Ohio Counties, was born in Yorkville, Dearborn County, in 1848. He is a son of Richard D. Slater, who was many years an influential citizen of Dearborn County, and the years of his minority were chiefly spent in his native village. He received the ordinary common school education and subsequently taught five winter terms, engaging in the study of medicine in the meantime about two years. Conscious that he had not yet found the proper field for operation, he abandoned the medical study and took up the law, first by private reading and later under the tutelage of Judge Givan and last with Judge Bainbridge, being admitted to the bar April 12, 1869. He entered immediately upon the practice of his profession, continuing about one year, when he accepted a position as deputy sheriff of Dearborn County, in which capacity he officiated four years. His official duties having somewhat interfered with his law studies,he temporarily abandoned the same and for two years conducted a cigar factory on rather an extensive scale, operating as many as twenty workmen. In 1878 he returned to the law practice again, accepting the appointment of deputy prosecuting attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit, and formed a silent partnership with Judge Atkinson, which continued till the latter removed to Montana as land register. He then continued his practice individually, and in 1882 was elected prosecutor for the district comprising Dearborn and Ohio Counties, and in 1884 was re-elected to the same office, having previously served four years under appointment by R. L. Davis, his predecessor. In 1876 Mr. Slater edited and published the "Lawrenceburgh Herald," a lively campaign sheet, and during 1880, the "Lawrenceburgh Democrat," a spicy paper of similar cast. He has held a position on the regular staff of the Cincinnati "Enquirer" for the past seven years as local correspondent and is a ready and effective writer. In his earlier years Mr. Slater spent a short time in the ministry, and in all the various vocations of teacher, preacher, doctor, lawyer and journalist, he has achieved a creditable success, entirely commensurate with the time and attention devoted to the respective fields of labor. Mr. Slater was married in 1873. They have two children, Everett E. and Grace E. Mr. Slater is a member of the F & A M, I O O F, Royal Arcanam, and K of P, and an earnest advocate of Democratic principles. He is a shrewd politician and, we believe, as a public official, has always discharged his duties with satisfaction to the people.

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