Richard C. Flannigan

Richard C. Flannigan, a resident of Norway, Michigan, is ranked with the eminent young lawyers of the State.

Mr. Flannigan is native of northern Michigan, born at Ontonagon, December 15, 1859, son of James F. Flannigan, a miner, who dates his birth in Waterford, Ireland. The subject of our sketch spent the first twelve years of his life in his native town, after which he went to Marquette, Michigan. He attended the public schools up to the time of his fifteenth year. At that age he secured a position in the weighing department of the Marquette, Houghton & Ontonagon Railroad Company, where he remained four years, his prompt and faithful service during this time gaining for him the high esteem of his associates and employers. After this we find him in the law office of Parks & Hayden, at Marquette. Here he also gained the favor of his employers, and soon worked his way up from the position of junior clerk to that of managing clerk. Then he took a six months' course in a law school, passed his examination with credit, and was duly admitted to the bar. That was in 1880. Immediately afterward he came to Norway, opened an office and entered upon his professional career; and while he still has his office at Norway he has established a law practice that extends all over the State of Michigan. He has been attorney for some of the most noted cases ever tried in the State.

Mr. Flannigan was early recognized as one of the leading spirits of Menominee county. In 1886 he was elected Prosecuting Attorney of the county, in which office he rendered able service, and he also served as the first Mayor of Norway. Politically, he is an ardent Democrat.

November 11, 1885, Mr. Flannigan married Miss Anna Hurley, of Marquette, and they have one child, a son, six years of age.


Source: "Memorial Record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan." Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1895.