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Mushbach, yet it is also true that few men have employed their splendid talents with greater regard for the welfare of the communities in which they lived and for the advancement of the best interests of the State they called their own, and few lawyers have been greater ornaments, in the highest and noblest meaning of that word, to the Bar of the State of Virginia than was George A. Mushbach, of Alexandria.
GARDNER L. BOOTHE.
At a Corporation Court of the city of Alexandria, continued and held at the courthouse of said city on Thursday, June 26, 1902. Present, Hon. J. K. M. Norton, Judge.
The resolutions recently passed by the Bar Association of Alexandria, in respect to the memory of the late Leonard Marbury, were presented and read by K. Kemper, Esq., and the court ordered the same spread upon the minutes. The resolutions are as follows:
The members of the Bar of the city of Alexandria have received with deep and unaffected sorrow the announcement of the death of Leonard Marbury, our distinguished fellow citizen, and for many years our beloved associate, who died in the meridian of his career on the morning of June 14th.
He had suffered for many months from a painful and protracted illness, which he bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, and although his death was not unexpected, it has come to his surviving associates as a great personal bereavement, and we feel that our loss is irreparable.
Leonard Marbury was born in this city in the year 1856 and resided here all of his life.
His education was begun at St. John's Academy, in this city, and, after completing his studies at that institution, he entered the law class of Columbian University, in Washington, D. C., from which university he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He at once begun the practice of his chosen profession here, and by his integrity, his industry and his attention to matters intrusted to him, he soon attained a prominent place at the Bar, and by his uniform courtesy and genial manners became a great favorite with all classes in this community.
For more than twenty years he filled, with credit to himself, and with entire satisfaction to the people, the office of Commonwealth's Attorney.
* Taken from the Minutes of the Corporation Court of the city of Alexandria.
He was also active and influential in the politics of the State, having for many years held the position of Chairman of the Democratic Committee of the Eighth Congressional District.
By the death of Leonard Marbury the Bar of this city has lost one of its most prominent and popular members; the city a citizen ever alive to its best interests, and his family a loving and faithful husband, father and brother.
Resolved, That we tender to the family of the deceased our sincere sympathy in their sore bereavement.
Resolved further, That a copy of this tribute be sent to the family of the deceased and given to the press of this city.
Resolved further, That K. Kemper and Gardner L. Boothe, who are hereby appointed a committee for the purpose, do report these proceedings to the several courts of this city and county, with the request that they be spread on the records of said courts.