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George C. Gorman
Born December 21, 1882
Among the younger representatives of the Jones county bar is George C. Gorman, who is steadily making his way to the head of the profession. He was born at Wyoming, Iowa, December 21, 1882, and is a son of John and Margaret S. (Curran) Gorman, the former a native of the state of New York, while the latter was born in Jones county. They were married on the 16th of April, 1878, and continued to reside in Jones county until the 1st of March, 1909, when they removed to Davenport, Iowa, where Mr. Gorman is engaged in the real estate business. Their family numbers the following named: John C., who is married and living at Ottumwa, South Dakota; James R., now deceased; Nellie E., a trained nurse, who resides in Davenport; George C., of this review; M. J., a student of the Law College at the Iowa State University at Iowa City; Mary M., a school teacher of Davenport; Daniel A., a student at St. Joseph's College at Dubuque; Lillian G., also a student at Mount St. Joseph's Academy, at Dubuque; Raymond F., a student at St. Ambrose College of Davenport; and Margaret, deceased.
At the usual age George C. Gorman entered the public schools, wherein he continued his studies through successive grades until he was graduated from the high school. He pursued his more specifically classical course at St. Joseph's College in Dubuque, while in Iowa City he prepared for the practice of law as a student in the law department of the State University. He was there graduated and was admitted to the bar in June, 1905. For a time he was associated in practice with Judge Ellison of Anamosa, but the latter was elected to the bench in 1907, and Mr. Gorman then joined the firm of Jamison & Smyth, under the present style of Jamison, Smyth & Gorman. This is one of the strong law firms of the city, and Mr. Gorman is adding to its reputation by the earnest work which he is doing in the courts. He is very careful and systematic in the preparation of a case and his arguments are, characterized by terse and decisive logic. Fraternally Mr. Gorman is Connected with the Knights of Columbus of Cedar Rapids and with the Modern Woodmen of America, at Anamosa. The circle of his friends however, is not limited by the membership of those organizations, for he is widely and favorably known in this county, where his entire life has been passed and where he has so directed his energies and his activities as to win the respect and good will of those who have known him from his boyhood as well as of the acquaintances of later years.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 132.

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