LEONARD H. SHIPMAN
Leonard H. Shipman is not only an attorney of high professional standing and attainments, but a business man of sound judgment and breadth of view and during the twenty-one years that he has followed his profession at Troy has filled a prominent position in the life of the community. He was born near St. Mary's, Ohio, October 23, 1874, a son of John N. and Louise A. (Haas) Shipman, and a grandson of John L. Shipman, a well-known miller of Auglaize county, Ohio, who fought as a soldier of the Union during the war between the states. Lewis C. Shipman, a brother of Leonard H., was a member of the Eighteenth Field Artillery during the great World war and saw eighteen months of overseas service, while another brother, John Shipman, was a member of the United States Army veterinary corps. Leonard H. Shipman attended the country district schools near St. Mary's, and the high school at St. Mary's, the National Normal School, at Lebanon, and the law department of the Ohio State University. After the courts had admitted him to practice he took up his profession at Troy, in 1899, and here has continued ever since in the enjoyment of a professional business that reflects in its size and importance the measure of his skill and learning and the high place which he has attained in the ranks of Miami county attorneys. During the period in which be has applied himself to his calling, he has likewise interested himself in business and financial affairs, and at this time is a director in the First National Bank, a director in and second vice-president of the Troy Wagon Works, a director in the Skinner Irrigation Company, and president of the Quilling-Brock Company, of Piqua. He is a member of the official board and secretary of the Feghtly Lutheran Home, a refuge for aged ladies at Tippecanoe City. In fraternal work, Mr. Shipman is prominent, being a well-known Mason, generalissimo of Coleman Commandery, Knights Templar, and is a member of the Consistory, of Dayton, and of the Mystic Shrine, and is likewise past chancellor of the Knights of Pythias. He has other civic and social connections, including membership in the Troy Club. Mr. Shipman is the proud possessor of a medal awarded him by the United States Government for his patriotic work during the war period in which he was a convincing and result-attaining four-minute man, attorney for the relief committee of the Red Cross Society, chairman of the Red Cross for one year, a member of the committee for soldiers' relief and an untiring worker in behalf of the war loans. In this work he had as an able and energetic assistant, Mrs. Shipman, who rendered valiant and valuable services to the Red Cross and to other activities. Mrs. Shipman was formerly Miss Jessie G. Shannon, daughter of Samuel H. Shannon. She and Mr. Shipman are the parents of one son, Franklin L.
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