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Henry Virgil FORSYTH 12353 - Boyd Co

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Henry Virgil FORSYTH 12353 - Boyd Co

Posted: 27 Feb 2014 6:35AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Forsyth, Cummings


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History of Kentucky The Blue Grass State, Volume IV Illustrated, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago-Louisville, 1928.

Harry Virgil Forsyth is a practicing attorney of Ashland whose professional success is the reward of merit and ability. His birth occurred near Lexington, Rockbridge county, Virginia, on the 19th of September, 1882, his parents being James Henry and Anna Margaret (Cummings) Forsyth of that place. The father was a Presbyterian clergyman who for many years did Sabbath school and mission work in eastern Kentucky. He preached in Pike county after taking up his above at Pikesville in 1900, but is now living retired in Ashland after a long and useful career in the service of the Master.

Harry V. Forsyth acquired a public school education in Cedar county, Iowa, and continued his studies in the Pikeville Collegiate Institute, from which he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1903. Five years later he was admitted to the bar, and from 1908 until 1915 he followed his chosen profession in Pikeville. During the two succeeding years he engaged in practice at Jenkins, Kentucky, while in 1917 he came to Ashland, which city has since remained the scene of his professional activities. Much of his success is undoubtedly due to the fact that in no instance will he permit himself to go into court with a case unless he has absolute confidence in the justice of his client’s cause. Basing his efforts on this principle, from which there are far too many lapses in professional ranks, it naturally follows that he seldom loses a case in whose support he is enlisted. He has membership in the Boyd County Bar Association and the Kentucky State Bar Association.

At the polls Mr. Forsyth exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the democratic party. He stands for all those things which county for most in community upbuilding and has never lost sight of those high principles which should govern man in his varied relations of life.

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