State ex rel D. P. Prescott v. B. F. Williford, et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State ex rel D. P. Prescott v. B. F. Williford, et al.
Case Date: 
1900
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Contested Election

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
43
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Other defendant: J. P. Young. Williford elected secretary of board of Turnpike Commissioners & later resigned. Prescott replaced him & abandoned his previous occupation. Young, also on the board, later maneuvered another election, ousting Prescott & installing Williford as secretary. Prescott refused to vote, claiming that the office was not open & that the proceeding was illegal. Affidavits: 3 Prescotts, Kimbrough & Young. Deposition: G. B. Coleman.