Bio: Wall, John P.
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 226.


JOHN P. WALL, attorney, Cadott, was born in Hampden, Mass., Aug. 7, 1850. His father, Edward Wall, is an extensive woolen manufacturer of that place. When fifteen years of age he entered Munson Academy, and, after three years preparatory study, entered the Holy Cross College, at Worcester, Mass., where he remained nearly four years, when he entered the law office of Ashmun, Leonard & Wells, in Springfield, Mass., and there prosecuted his studies until March, 1872, when he was admitted to the Bar in the Circuit and Supreme Court of the States, and entered into active practice. He was reared in the old school of democracy and has always been a Democrat. In 1873 he was a Democratic candidate for the State Legislature for the Springfield district, but was beaten by five votes only, though in a district largely Republican. Mr. Wall followed his profession in Springfield, Mass., until May, 1880, when he came to Chippewa Falls, and there lived until June, 1881, when he located in Cadott, where he is building up a good practice. He was married in New Haven, Conn., Jan. g, 1868, to Miss Sally Herrity, of New Haven, where she was born, Aug. 25. 1852. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Convent, Montreal. They have three children.



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