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