from The Republican (Danville, Indiana)--issue of Thursday, October 10, 1912—page 1, column 6:
FOR STATE'S ATTORNEY
Zimri E. Dougan Holds Confidence of Entire People
When Zimri E. Dougan received the nomination for prosecuting attorney, last spring, one of the most studious and painstaking members of the Hendricks county bar was recognized.
He was born in North Carolina, Oct. 14, 1861 and came to Indiana when he was nine years old. He grew to manhood at Belleville where he attended the public schools. Later he took work at the State Normal and at DePauw university and in 1896 he graduated from Indiana Law School in Indianapolis. In the same year, he became deputy clerk of the Hendricks circuit court and in 1898 was elected clerk, serving from 1900 to 1904. He continued in the office as a deputy for perhaps a year after his term of office expired, retiring to enter the active practice of law. He has always taken deep interest in party affairs and served as county chairman in 1904, the year when the Republican vote in the county touched high water mark.
He will bring to his office a rich experience in court work as an official and the experience of several y ears of active practice. He believes that in the office of prosecuting attorney he can perform a signal service to the people and his many friends believe the same. He will bring to it legal training, tireless industry and a breadth of view as to the relation of the state to those who may be arraigned on the charge of violating its laws. In all his official or professional career, no rumor, even, reflecting on his honor has ever been heard. He stands unchallenged as a man who has ever done his duty fearlessly and honestly, and there is no better way to judge a man's future than by his past.
With Mr. Dougan as prosecuting attorney, the interests of the state—the people—will be abundantly safeguarded.