Amos L. Ponder Sabine Parish, Louisiana

Amos L. Ponder, son of William A. Ponder, was born on a farm six miles east of Robeline, in Natchitoches parish, in September, 1863, and was reared there. He graduated from Centenary College at Jackson, Louisiana, in 1883.

In 1885, he was married to Miss Anita Barbee and to them four children, boys, have been born. After his married he kept books for the store of L. Barbee at Fort Jesup. At the same time he spent his leisure moments reading law and was admitted to the bar in 1887, after standing a brilliant examination by the Supreme Court.

He began the practice of his profession at Many, where he resided until appointed attorney for the State Game and Fish Commission, when he moved to New Orleans and later to Amite City, where he is at present engaged in practicing law.

While a citizen of Sabine parish he occupied several important public positions; was parish superintendent of public schools, represented Sabine in the constitutional convention of 1898, and was one of the most talented and influential members of that body. He served four years as district attorney for the 12th Judicial District and rendered splendid services. Besides being an able lawyer.

Mr. Ponder is a progressive citizen and a pleasant gentleman.

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.

 

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