CALVIN V. BUCKLEY. of the well known law firm of Heffernan & Buckley, of Springfield, Mo., has been a law practitioner of this city for the past ten years and during this time he has acquired a reputation for legal acumen and sagacity that is vouchsafed to few. In Simpson County, Ky., he first saw the light of day, January 28, 1869, his parents being Marion S. and Mary P. (Bratton) Buckley, who were born and reared in Tennessee, afterward moved to Kentucky, and after the war took up their residence in Fort Smith, Ark. Marion S. Buckley is a Southerner heart and soul, and upon the opening of the great Civil War he enlisted in the Confederate service and did all in his power to aid that cause. His chief business throughout life has been merchandising and he still follows that occupation. Calvin V. Buckley inherits Irish blood of his parents and was one of their eight children, three of whom died in infancy. William H. is a physician of Little Rock, Ark.; M. Alonzo is a physician of Springfield, Mo.; Benjamin is a resident of Fort Smith, and the daughter resides in the Indian Territory. The early training of Calvin V. Buckley was acquired in Fort Smith, Ark., and his literary education was finished in William Jewell College, at Liberty, Mo., from which institution he graduated in the class of 1877, after which he entered the University of Missouri at Columbia, from which he was graduated in 1878. As early as 1877 he had commenced the study of law and he entered upon the practice of that profession at Fort Smith, Ark., in the United States District Court, where he continued successfully until 1883, at the end of which time he came to Springfield and up to 1890 pursued his practice alone. He then formed a partnership with Mr. Heffernan, and these gentlemen are able practitioners of all branches of their profession. Mr. Buckley has conducted to a successful issue many important cases, and in his addresses before the court he is logical, forcible and convincing. He is a Democrat, politically, and has taken great interest in all public affairs. He has a good home at 465 Market Street, Springfield.
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