George B. Barber Lincoln County, New Mexico

George B. Barber, engaged in the practice of law at Lincoln, is a native of Virginia, and when a youth accompanied his parents on their removal to what was then the Northwest Territory, the family locating in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Coming to the Southwest, Mr. Barber took up his abode in Lincoln in December, 1877, and studied law in the office of Judge Ira E. Leonard. Following his preliminary reading, he was admitted to the bar at Lincoln in 1882, and at once opened an office for practice. He has since been an active representative of the profession here, and for three years served as district attorney for the counties of Lincoln, Chaves and Eddy.

He is a close and discriminating student of the law, prepares his cases with great thoroughness and care, and is strong in argument, so that he has won many notable forensic victories, having a clientage that connects him with the most important litigation tried in the courts of the district. He is very active in Republican politics, recognized as one of the leaders of the party in this section of the Territory.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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