David Archibald Harvey - Early Life

Early Life

David Archibald Harvey was born in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Canada, on March 20, 1845. He moved with his parents to Clermont County, Ohio, in 1852 where he would attend public schools in Isabel, Ohio. When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, Harvey joined the Union army and enlisted in Company B of the Fourth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Regiment in September 1861. Harvey served throughout the Civil War.

Following the end of the Civil War, Harvey attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he studied law. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Topeka, Kansas, in 1869. He served as Topeka's city attorney of from 1871 to 1881. Harvey would also serve as a probate judge from 1881 to 1889.

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