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Eben Lesh

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Posted: 2 Jan 2001 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:50AM GMT
Surnames: Lesh, Holmes, Hough
From Biographical Memoirs of Huntington County, 1901, paage 538

Eben Lesh, a rising young attorney of Huntington, Indiana, is a son of Joseph and Sarah (Lesh) Lesh, of whom full mention is made on another page of this volume. Eben Lesh was born in Rock Creek township, Wells county, Indiana, January 16, 1877, attended the public schools until fourteen years old, assisted his father on the home farm until seventeen years of age, and then accepted a position as assistant manager for the firm of Lesh Brothers, dry-goods merchants at Markle, with whom he remained three years. He then entered the law department of the University of Indianapolis, from which he was graduated May 23, 1900. The first year in this institution he stood at the head of his class, and to this circumstance he was indebted for a second year's tuition gratis; as he continued to hold his class prominence during this second year he was presented, at its close, a complete set (forty volumes) of the American and English Encyclopedia of Law, by Edward Thompson, the publisher. His school rating reached 98 2-3 per cent, the highest ever attained by any pupil ever graduated from the law department of the University.

After having graduated with high honor, Mr. Lesh settled in Huntington and at once entered upon the active practice of law, occupying a portion of the office of Kenner & Lesh for one year, and then, July 1, 1901, entered into partnership with his brother, U. S. Lesh, which partnership still continues under the style of Lesh & Lesh, with offices in the Bippus Block. Mr. Lesh takes a keen interest in his chosen profession, and on account of his care and skill in the preparation of legal matter entrusted to him and an unswerving disposition to take no mean advantage of an opponent, he has already been accorded the confidence of both bench and bar to an extent which inures greatly to his credit as both lawyer and citizen.

June 11, 1901, Mr. Lesh was united in matrimony to Miss Cora E. Holmes, an elocutionist of more than local celebrity, and a daughter of John C. and Lodema (Hough) Holmes, which union promises to be a very happy one.

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