James  T.  Caughey

            James T. Caughey, city editor of the Republican, is a native of New Paris, Ohio, born February 2, 1861.  His father was  George W. Caughey, born in Preble County, Ohio, September 17, 183 1, and died in Shelbyville, Indiana, November 11, 1883.  He was, by occupation, a merchant tailor, and carried on that business in this city for quite a number of years.  The paternal grandfather of the subject here considered, was  John Caughey,  a native of one of the Eastern States.  The family first settled in Ohio, and in 1871, came to Shelbyville.  The mother of our subject is  Sarah Caughey,  born August 31, 1833, and whose maiden name was  Johnson.  Mr. Caughey is the younger of two living children.  He was a student in the common schools at New Paris, Ohio, and on coming to Shelbyville, entered the public school and graduated from the High School in this city in 1879.  Subsequent to his graduation, he entered the law office of  Adams & Michner, and there remained for several years.  In 1885, he became city editor of the Shelbyville Republican, and his success as a newspaper man is unquestioned.  The prosperity of the Republican is in a great measure due to the energy and untiring effort of Mr. Caughey.  He is also Secretary and Treasurer of  The Shelby Printing Company.  In politics, he is a pronounced Republican, and in 1885, was a candidate on the Republican ticket for city clerk, and owing to a slight difference in his own party, was defeated by twelve votes cast in favor of  Charles Major.  In 1885, he became a member of the I. O. O. F.  He is a leading, active member of the order, and now holds the position of Vice Grand.  Mr. Caughey is a prominent and highly respected young man, and a firm friend of the Republican party and of education.
History of Shelby County, Indiana,  Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Shelbyville Sketches," pages 474-75.

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