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"History of Logan County, Illinois"; pub. 1911 by Stringer.
pg 332

James T. Hoblit, present County Judge of Logan County, was admitted to the bar in 1865.   He was a native of Logan County, a son of one of the first pioneers.  He was born in 1842.  At different periods in his practice, he has been associated in law partnerships with Silas Beason, Stephen A. Foley, W.W. Stokes, Edward D. Blinn, Frederick M. Hoblit and C. Everett Smith.  He was elected County Clerk in 1869, State's Attorney in 1876 and County judge in 1886.  He was a delegate to the National Democratic conventions in 1876 and in 1888.  In all these positions he has acquitted himself with credit to himself and to the constituency which he has so well represented.   He is a lawyer of ability, as well as a scholar of considerable literary attainments. 

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