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Herbert Van Allen Ferguson

New York, Colorado, Utah, Idaho

Herbert Ferguson was born in New York state. He attended prep school in Rochester, and obtained his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1878. He took up law practice in New York and in 1882 moved to Colorado. He practiced law in Denver and Leadville, served in the state legislature. He lived for four years in Salt Lake City and then took up residence in Pocatello, Idaho in 1893. In Idaho he worked for the U.S. Department of Interior and was for a short time Bannock County prosecuting attorney. He served in the Idaho legislature. [Source: Evan Filby, South Fork Companion, citing Hiram Taylor French, History of Idaho: A Narrative Account (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1914) and Arthur C. Saunders, The History of Bannock County Idaho (Pocatello, Idaho: The Tribune Company, Ltd., 1915) and University of Michigan Law School Graduates profile]


Herbert Ferguson, Rhymes of Eld (Boston: Sherman, French & Co., 1912) [online text] [online text]