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Kizer, Don F.

In the eight years of his connection with the bar Don F. Kizer has made substantial progress and is now practicing as partner of the firm of Pugh & Kizer. He is yet a young man but the position which he has attained as a member of the legal fraternity might well be envied by many an older practitioner. He was born at Paris, Ohio, August 28, 1880, a son of Frank and Mary Kizer of that city, who in the year 1890 brought their family to Spokane. The father became prominent as a leader in the republican party here and served as city commissioner under Mayor Powell, filling the office from 1892 until 1894 inclusive. His death occurred in Spokane in 1900.
At the usual age Don F. Kizer had begun his education in the public schools of Ohio and following the removal to Spokane continued his studies here until he entered upon preparation for the bar as a student in the State University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was graduated with the class of 1904 and the same year was admitted to practice in the courts of Washington. Soon afterward he was appointed deputy prosecuting attorney under R. M. Barnhart and served .as chief deputy under F. C. Pugh, retiring from the office on the 3lat of December, 1910. On the following day he entered into partnership relations with Mr. Pugh in forming the present firm of Pugh & Kizer, and they have already gained a clientage that places them in a satisfactory position among the representatives of the Spokane bar. Mr. Kizer is also the vice president of the Armstrong Machinery Company, manufacturers of ice machines and refrigerating machinery, one of the largest plants west of the Mississippi river.
On the 12th of October, 1905, occurred the marriage of Mr. Kizer and Miss May Edith Armstrong, a daughter of the late Major James M. and Lida B. Armstrong, of this city. They now have one child, Edith, born April 12, 1907. Mr. Kizer is not a club man nor is he associated with fraternities. He votes with the republican party and keeps well informed on the questions and issues of the day, but otherwise concentrates his energies upon his professional duties and is most devoted to the interests of his clients. He spares no labor in the preparation of his case and enters the court well fortified for defense as well as attack.

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