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Finding Aid for the Bradner Wells Lee papers, ca. 1890-1925
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Collection consists of correspondence and legal papers for cases handled by Los Angeles attorney Bradner W. Lee, who practiced law with his sons Bradner W. Lee, Jr. and Kenyon F. Lee.
Lee was born on May 4, 1850 in East Groveland, NY; studied law in his uncle's law office in Holly Springs, MS; admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1871, becoming the asst. US district attorney for the northern district of MS in the same year; moved to Los Angeles in 1879, where he practiced law with his two sons; served as attorney for executor and estate of E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin, who died in 1909; served as general counsel for the Murphy Oil Co.; declined appointment as judge of the LA county superior court in 1895; was chairman of the Republican county central committee for LA county, 1896-1910, and a member of the executive committee of the Republican State Central Committee, 1902-04; served as president of the California State Bar Assn., 1919-1920; he died on Apr. 28, 1925.
9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes.
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