from Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa by Manoah Hedge The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1906
Past and Present of Mahaska Co.,IA by Manoah Hedge(Edward Prichett) - EDWARD PRICHETT, b. 6Feb1874 Edward Prichett, a veteran of the Spanish- American war, engaged in the practice of law in Oskaloosa, is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, born February 6, 1874, his parents being John and Caroline S. (Miller) Prichett, natives of Kentucky and of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, respectively. The mother has now departed this life, but the father makes his home in Fort Madison, Iowa. Mr. Prichett of this review was reared in that city, having accompanied his parents on their removal to Fort Madison when he was a little lad of four summers. His preliminary education was acquired in the public schools there and he afterward attended the State University and the Iowa Collegiate School. He was graduated from the law department of the State University in June, 1899, and following his admission to the bar located for practice in Fort Madison, where he remained for several years, or until 1901, when he removed to Oskaloosa, where he has since followed his chosen profession. Here he formed a partnership with J. G. Patterson under the firm style of Prichett & Patterson with offices in the Mahaska County Bank building. Later they removed to the Neagle block and the relationship was maintained until Mr. Prichett was appointed to the office of justice of the peace on the 20th of June, 1904, in which position he is now serving, and since his election to that office he has practiced alone. In the conduct of cases which come before him he has shown himself strictly fair and impartial in his rulings and with a comprehensive knowledge of the law that bears upon the cases in question. In politics Mr. Prichett is a stalwart republican and has been a delegate to nearly all the state conventions. He was associated at one time with the old Fort Madison Plaindealer and this brought him into touch with the people while he was serving as city editor. Fraternally he is connected with the Masons and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, in which he has been lecturing knight. He also belongs to the Modem Woodmen camp and was escort for one year. He is a veteran of the Spanish-American war, serving with Company F, of the Fiftieth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was one of the volunteers, responding to the first call and remained with his regiment until mustered out November 30, xBg8. This regiment was the first to leave the state of Iowa to enter the active service of the United States and during his connection therewith Mr. Prichett held the rank of quartermaster sergeant, and acting sergeant major. Mr. Prichett was the first member of his class in college to try a case in the supreme court, the case being one which involved a constitutional question. In his law practice he has displayed thorough understanding of the principles of jurisprudence and his devotion to his clients' interests is proverbial. He is active in all political campaigns of the county and frequently addresses the people upon the paramount questions and issues of the day. In argument he is always logical and at the same time he is an entertaining and forceful speaker.
Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy