Merriman, Amos Lee

Merriman maintained a law practice in Peoria, Illinois, until his brother’s death in 1854. Merriman practiced law with Julius Manning until Merriman became judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in 1861. He resigned from that post in 1863 to prosecute war claims against the government in Washington, DC.
John Palmer, ed., The Bench and Bar of Illinois: Historical and Reminiscent (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1899), 1:307.