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John Dean Caton

1812–95

American jurist, author, and naturalist. Opened Chicago’s first law office, 1833. Admitted to the Illinois bar. Appointed associate justice of the supreme court of Illinois, 1842, eventually serving as chief justice in 1855, 1857–64. Owned a large property in Ottawa, Illinois. Travelled widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Wrote several books, including The antelope and deer of America (1877).

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