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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Art ➔ Drawing, Judge Jefferson Morrison

A photograph with charcoal on paper of Judge Jefferson Morrison (1805-1895). Judge Morrison was the first Probate Judge in Kent County, Michigan. Jefferson Avenue in Grand Rapids was named after Judge Morrison while Wealthy Street was named after his second wife Wealthy Wooley Davis.

Written in ink on a piece of white tape on the verso of the backing, Morrison, Judge Jefferson. Also on the backing in cursive in pencil, Judge Jefferson Morrison.
circa 1890
Paper, linen, wooden stretcher, Charcoal after a photograph
24"" h 20"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Rapids Public Library

James A. Straub
James A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.

Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.

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