John Harold Disque
JOHN HAROLD DISQUE, Attorney-at-law, Gadsden,
was born in New Orleans March 23, 1848, and is a son of Charles H. Disque, a
native of Frankfort-on-the-Main. Charles H. Bisque accompanied his
parents to America. They settled at New Orleans, and there Charles H.
was educated. His father was a native of Paris, France.
John H. Disque was
educated in New Orleans. After coming to Gadsden he studied law, and in 1872 was
admitted to the bar. Immediately after coming to the bar he was elected
Prosecuting Attorney, and held the office four years. In the meantime he was
elected Mayor of Gadsden, and held the office three years. In 1850, he was a
delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and in 1887, without
solicitation upon his part, the people of Gadsden again called him to the
Mr. Disque is an able and
popular attorney; in fact, as a criminal lawyer he is ranked among the foremost
of the State. He was married March 30, 1869, to the
accomplished daughter of Judge L J. Standifer of this city.
McCalley, Henry, Northern Alabama :
historical and biographical.
Birmingham, AL: Smith & De
Land, 1888, pp. 835.