LaPrade, Arthur Thornton, Sr. (Hon.)

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Mentioned in the 5/2/1942 Minutes of the Pima County Medical Society, 1904-1954.
Sloan, Richard E. History of Arizona. Phoenix, Record Pub. Co., 1930, volume 4 (Arizona biography), pages 111 [portrait], 113-114.

Born March 03, 1895, Navajo City, Winslow, Arizona; died June 30, 1957, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona.

LaPrade: A Tradition of Arizona Attorneys. Excerpt: Arthur T. LaPrade, Sr. The patriarch of the LaPrade attorneys was raised in Winslow, Arizona. The LaPrade family is credited with building the Winslow Opera House where silent films were shown. Arthur graduated from University of California at Berkeley and University of California Berkeley Law School in 1920. In 1923 he was Assistant Maricopa County Attorney and in 1925 he was appointed Maricopa County Attorney. Between 1933-1935 he was Arizona Attorney General and from 1939-1945 he was a Superior Court Judge. This position resulted in LaPrade, Sr. being referred to as "The Judge" for years to come. He served on the Supreme Court from 1947-1957 and was Chief Justice a couple of times. LaPrade, Sr. had four children. Two of them, Arthur T. LaPrade, Jr., and Paul W. LaPrade, went on to become attorneys. LaPrade, Sr.'s influence as a judge spanned for decades.
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