Edgar A. Maher
Edgar A. Maher, a well-known attorney at law in Grand Rapids, was born in Covington, Wyoming county, N. Y., June 25, 1850, a son of Ira and Clarissa (Blackmond) Maher, the former of whom was a blacksmith and farmer, and both of whom are now decreased.
Edgar A. Maher attended the district school at Covington until thirteen years of age, and then the Middlebury academy institute at LeRoy, N. Y. He finished his education in 1869, and then engaged in miscellaneous work until 1871, when he came to Michigan, and located at Lansing. He entered the law department of the university of Michigan in the fall of 1873, and in April, 1874, was admitted to the bar by the supreme court, and began practice in Ionia and later came to Grand Rapids. In 1891 he formed a partnership with L. K. Salsbury, and they are one of the leading law firms of the city. Politically, Mr. Maher is a democrat, and fraternally he is a member of Masonic lodge, No. 34, and of Grand Rapids chapter, No. 7, and a past-master of Tyre council, No. 10.
Created: 6 May 2008