Beautiful certificate from the Chicago Law Institute
issued in 1885. This historic document was printed by Shober & Caequeville Litho Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the signatures of the Institute's President, (J.K. Edwall) Treasurer (William H. Holden) and Secretary (Frank Coller) and is over 122 years old.
HOLDEN, William Hiram, lawyer; b. Chicago, June 6, 1843; s. Charles N. and Frances W. (Woodbury) Holden; ed. public schools of Chicago; grad. West Division High School, 1861, and from Union College of Law, 1,1, K,, 1866; m. July 17, 1867, Sarah J. RÃ©veil (sister of Mrs. Dwight L. Moody, wife of the famous evangelist); children: Charles Revel!, Ethel RÃ©veil, and 2 now deceased. Admitted to bar, 1866, and since then in active general practice of law; now senior of law flrm of Holden & Buzzell. Associate mem. Chicago Real Estate Board; mem. Chicago Bar Assn. and Illinois Bar Assn.; treas. Chicago Law Institute for 21 years and now its librarian. Baptist; ex-trustee of the Univ. of Chicago; trustee of the Baptist Theological Union and the Y. M. C. A.; prÃ¨s, and dir. of the Bible Institute Colportage Assn.; ex-pres. board of trustees of 2d Baptist Church of Chicago and for 30 years supt. of its Sunday School; now honorary supt. Office: 140 Dearborn St. Residence: 1143 Forest Av., Evanston. The Book of Chicagoans: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of Chicago By John W. Leonard