by: Hanna Trexler, Kato Crump
- He was born in 1858, on a farm near Grass Lake, Michigan.
- He was the second of six children.
- He was always interested in the art of penmanship.
- He extended his interests to identification of handwriting, typewriting, paper, ink, and to the many questions that arise concerning contested documents.
Other Important Information
- He was the first president of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, and is the one who made the society.
- He made it in 1942, and he stopped being president in 1946, because he died.
- He wrote multiple books, including Questioned Documents, The Problem of Proof, and The Mind of Jurors and Questioned Document Problems.
- His books mastered codifying the information necessary for identifying styles of handwriting, and typed script.