The author believes it is voicing the sentiment of the people to say not a man in Cloud county commands the confidence and regard of the people in a greater measure, nor is there one who, when selected by their ballots, has done more to merit the preferment tendered than Judge Sturges.
He is a plain, straightforward, honest man of unquestioned integrity, a forceful and eloquent speaker and stands pre-eminent among the attorneys of Cloud county. In politics he is a broadminded Republican. As judge of the Twelfth judicial district, elected in 1888, he served an eventful career of twelve years and was universally admitted to be one of the most impartial and unprejudiced judges Cloud county has ever had.
He was a partner with Judge Strain, one of Concordia's most prominent and esteemed citizens, in the practice of law until the death of that able jurist in January, 1880. The combination was a strong one and two more philanthropic, generous, honorable and capable men were never associated together in the city of Concordia. Judge Sturges is a native of Connecticut. He early drifted westward and in 1871 located in Concordia, where he has since been prominent in every worthy enterprise. In 1883 he was chosen to the legislature of Kansas and served one term.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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