Francis J Manning and Joseph J Barr

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Francis J Manning and Joseph J Barr - The Kinney Appointment The recent resignation...
The Kinney Appointment The recent resignation of Joseph J. Barr as assistant state's attorney, and the selection of Michael Kinney as his successor, is gratifying in two ways. Barr's resignation was regrettable, but reflected t deep loyalty to a friend, and Kinney's appointment places a man on the state's attorney staff of the same high measure of ability as Barr. Barr, who served less than a year on Burton's staff, was the Democratic candidate for state senator at the last election, 'After the election, he was named as assistant to the Democratic state's attorney, C. W. Burton, But while Barr was scrying in Burton's office, Francis J. Manning of Wood River, with whom Barr has his law offices, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination a» county judge. Manning won the nomination, thus men in the same law office were announced as actively engaged in politics, but with different parties. .When it became evident that Barr should remedy the situation of crossed politics, the Wood River lawyer resigned his job AS assistant to Burton, a Democrat, rather than take the suggested route of opening his own offices, separate from the Manning firm. Barr's decision to leave the state's attorney's staff shows his great loyalty to Manning, a man who aided him as he began his practice of law, after discharge from service in the United Sutcs Marines. A't present, there is no Democratic candidate for the office, since Fred Schuman of Granite City resigned his place on the ballot, and it had been rumored that Barr had been asked to run against Man- nJng'fOfr the office, However, it seems evident now that such will not be the case. In his selection of Kinney to succeed Barr, Burton ha» made a wise choice, politically and practically. Kinney, as Barr, is a resident of Wood River, and makes it possible for Burton to retain a resident of that city on his staff. And Kinney, through his experience in the practice of Jaw, especially in the secretary of state's office, gives Burton an efficient replacement for his tuff. on an er on to his us by Dr. at no

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 18 May 1948, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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