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E. D. Reiter


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"Spokane and The Spokane Country - Pictorial and Biographical - Deluxe Supplement." Vol. II. The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912. (No author listed.) pgs. 272-273.

       E. D. REITER, an attorney of Spokane, was born in Green Springs, Ohio, October 27, 1877, a son of P. E. and Alice (Klose) Reiter, the former a farmer of the Buckeye state. At the usual age, he attended the public schools in the country, until at the age of fourteen he began teaching, by which means he was enabled to attend school at Ada, Ohio; Valparaiso, Indiana; and Heidelberg University at Tiffin, Ohio. Mr. Reiter pursued his law studies with George E. Schroth, a well known attorney of Tiffin, Ohio, as his preceptor and later, upon coming to the Spokane coun-try in 1899, he continued his law studies with attorney H. A. P. Myers of Davenport, Washington. In June, 1900, he was admitted to practice before the bar of this state.
       Conservative in his tendencies, he is an ardent republican in politics and while a resident in Lincoln county, he was in 1904 elected a member of the state legislature, where he was one of the potent factors in securing the passage of a railway commission bill. In January, 1909, he removed to Spokane, where he has since been engaged in the practice of law.
       In 1899, at Bloomville, Ohio, Mr. Reiter was married to Miss Marian Fry, a daughter of John W. and Martha E. (Lane) Fry, of Davenport, Washington. Her father is one of the pioneer ranchmen of Lincoln county, having come to this state from California twenty-eight years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Reiter have become the parents of two children, Ellis D. and Francis Marion.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton

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