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Charles Elliot Branine

(1864- )

Charles E. Branine was born at St. Elmo, Illinois on March 7, 1864. "At the age of ten [he] removed with his parents to Newton, Kansas where he now resides, and has just commenced the practice of law. His poems have appeared in the local press, and have received favorable mention." [Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 262 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)]

Branine was admitted to the bar in 1889. He attended Baker University and Kansas University. He studied law in the law office of J.W. Ady, Newton Kansas. He was county attorney of Harvey County, Kansas, 1833-1887, and served as a state senator from 1901-1905, and then become judge of the 9th Judicial District 1909-1912. [James Clark Fiffield, The American Bar: Contemporary Lawyers of the United States and Canada 224 (Minneapolis: James C. Fiffield Co., 1918)\