McLaughlin, William L.
William Law McLaughlin was the eldest son of Judge Daniel McLaughlin. He was born in 1862, he graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1884 and afterwards returned home to Deadwood, Dakota. William began his legal career in Deadwood, practicing law with his father at McLaughlin & McLaughlin. In 1886, William was elected district attorney for the county of Lawrence, and also appears as defense attorney on several murder trials, notably the trial of Charles Brown for the murder of Mrs. L.P. Stone in 1887 and for the defense of Two Sticks, a Brule Sioux Indian Chief on trial for the murder of four cowboys in 1893. He practiced law in Deadwood until his death in 1911. He had two daughters, Mary and Helen.
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This collection contains letters, post cards, invitations, and other correspondence from 1879-1886, of two brothers attending Georgetown, William L. McLaughlin, a Georgetown College and law school graduate, and Daniel Joseph McLaughlin, a Georgetown College graduate. Also included are law school notes and other school work of William L. McLaughlin and correspondence of William L. McLaughlin’s daughter, Mary McLaughlin.