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M. F. Healey


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 3/12/2015 at 08:02:10

Dubuque Times-Journal, October 13, 1925

Blind Attorney Admitted To Bar 40 Years Ago In Dubuque

Forty years ago today, M. F. Healey of Fort Dodge, blind attorney and orator, was admitted to the bar before the Iowa Supreme Court sitting in Dubuque. Forty-five years ago last Monday he came to Dubuque for the first time and entered as a student at Columbia College. The memories were brought up during the talk which Attorney Healey delivered at the Columbus Day program held in connection with the dinner dance Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Healey came to Dubuque Monday to be in attendance at the celebrations at the invitation of Grand Knight John P. Frantzen and the committee in charge of the program.

Mr. Healey declared that Catholics of Iowa are proud of Dubuque and of what the city has done for the church in Iowa and in the west. He pointed to the work of three Archbishops of the Archdioces of Dubuque and to many Bishops who have been sent from the city to administor the duties of their office to places far off. He referred to Bishop Heelan, Bishop Gorman, Bishop Carroll, the Bishops Linehan and other distinguished churchmen who have been sent from this city to carry on the work of their office in other sees. The speaker also recalled the memories of Dubuquers who were prominent during his day in Dubuque, referring to Judge Oliver P. Shiras, T. J. Fitzpatrick, John I. Mullaney, the Matthews brothers, Dr. William P. Slattery and others who were active in the life of the community forty years ago. Only one member of the faculty of the college, as it was when Mr. Healey entered is alive at the present time, he said.


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