Collection: Lawrence County Library
Source: The Blade Newspaper, Nov 18, 1910
Scanned by James Whitlow
This picture, from the November 18, 1910 edition of “The Blade”, shows the Lawrence County Officers for the 1908-1910 term. Elections had just been held for the 1910 – 1912 term.
Most of the men in this picture are from Walnut Ridge, and all would have conducted business in the courthouse at Walnut Ridge.
Standing from left to right: Dud Bassett, H. H. Judkins, J. J. Bellamy, and Sam Madison
Sitting from left to right: W. K. Surridge, J. D. Doyle, and Dr. J. C. Land
Quoted from “The Blade”:
“Lawrence County has been exceptionally well officered in the past. The Blade man has been intimately acquainted with county affairs in the past 16 years and in all that time everything has been as straight as a string. There were no defalcations, no shortages, no officer went wrong. On Oct. 31 the personnel of the county officers changed some what, and we give here with the ins and outs:
Dud Bassett, re-elected to the office of circuit clerk without opposition.
H. H. Judkins, re-elected county assessor and prospective candidate for the legislature.
J. J. Bellamy, re-elected to the legislature from Lawrence County.
Sam Madison, re-elected county treasurer and prospective candidate for a third term.
W. K. Surridge, retiring sheriff after having served the county faithfully for four years as county clerk and four years as sheriff.
J. D. Doyle, re-elected county and probate judge and prospective candidate for the legislature.
Dr. J. C. Land, who retires from the office of coroner after four years of faithful service to devote his whole time to his lucrative practice of medicine.”
F. W. Coffman replaced W.K. Surridge as Sheriff and Dr. J. E. Burns replaced Dr. Land as coroner.