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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

Judge William L. Hammer

Dublin Core

Title

Judge William L. Hammer

Subject

William L. Hammer
Macon County judge
Christian County constable
Christian County Sheriff
Decatur Justice of the Peace
Macon County Circuit Clerk
President of the Board of Education
Decatur mayor
Smith and Hammer bank
Abraham Lincoln
W. North and Edward Sts.
Abrams of Decatur
Decatur Herald and Review
Decatur, IL
Photo File: Biography
photograph

Description

Photograph of Judge William L. Hammer (d. 5/20/1903). Hammer held the following offices: Christian Co. constable (1843-1846), Christian Co. sheriff (1846-1854), Decatur Justice of the Peace (1857-1860), Macon Co. Circuit Clerk (1860-1868), President of the Board of Education (1865-1874), Decatur mayor (1869-1871), Decatur Justice of the Peace (1888-1894), and Macon County judge (1894-1902). He was also a one time partner at the Smiths and Hammer bank. He was in banking from 1869 to 1877. He knew Abraham Lincoln. His home was on the corner of W. North St. and Edward St. The photo was taken by Abrams of Decatur, and used by the Decatur Herald or Daily Review.

Creator

Abrams, Decatur, IL

Source

Photo File: Biography - Hammer, Judge William L.

Publisher

Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur, IL
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL

Date

c. 1900

Contributor

William L. Hammer

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO162

Coverage

Judge William L. Hammer, Macon County Judge, Christian County Constable, Christian County Sheriff, Decatur Justice of the Peace, Macon County Circuit Clerk, President of the Board of Education, Decatur Mayor, Smiths and Hammer bank, Abrams, Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur IL

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

4.25x6.5"