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Biography of Frank Squier Talcott of Buffalo Township ND

Frank Squire Talcott, a successful farmer in Buffalo Township, Cass County, North Dakota, has been actively involved in the community since his arrival in 1881. Born in New York City in 1863, Talcott came from English ancestry with connections to revolutionary figures and the development of Massachusetts. He received education from prestigious institutions and later engaged in various public roles, including chairman of the Board of Supervisors, member of the School Board, and State Senator. Talcott’s work focused on education, and he actively participated in numerous fraternal organizations. He married Agnes W. Thompson, and together they have four children. Talcott’s strong Republican beliefs align with his family heritage and personal convictions.

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Hon John Carmody

Biography of Hon. John Carmody of Hillsboro, North Dakota

Hon. John Carmody, born January 6, 1854, in Granville, Wisconsin, is a distinguished member of the North Dakota bar. After moving to Minnesota at fourteen, he was educated in local schools and high schools in Waseca and Faribault. Admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1880, he practiced law in Waseca before relocating to Hillsboro, North Dakota, in 1885. Carmody has served as mayor, city attorney, and state’s attorney of Traill County. Appointed as associate justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court in 1909, he is recognized for his judicial acumen. Married to Anna Madden, he has three children: Winifred, Irene, and George.

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