Henry A. Detling is city attorney of Sheboygan and a member of the law firm of Detling and Detling, and has been actively connected with the profession here since 1901. In that year Henry A. Detling was admitted to the bar and in 1905 he was elected city attorney, which position he has since continuously filled serving now for the fourth term. No higher testimonial of his capability or of the confidence reposed in him by his fellow townsmen could be given than the fact that he has three times been reelected to the office.
Mr. Detling is a native of this county, having been born in Plymouth, April 3, 1878, his parents being Valentine and Mary A. (Weiss) Detling, who removed from Plymouth to Sheboygan when their son Henry was but three years of age. The father is now prominently engaged in the real estate and loan business and is regarded as one of the leading residents of this city.
At the usual age Henry A. Detling became a public school pupil and passed through consecutive grades until he left the high school to enter the University of Wisconsin, in which he pursued his law course and was graduated in 1901. The same year he was admitted to the bar and entered into partnership with C. H. Maynard, who was at that time a practitioner of the Sheboygan bar but is now deceased. The partnership relation between them existed to the time of Mr. Maynard's death and in 1905 Henry A. Detling entered into partnership with his brother under the firm style of Detling & Detling. He has always been accorded a liberal clientage and his ability has enabled him to care for the interests which he represents in a most capable manner. His knowledge of the law is comprehensive and exact, his preparation of his cases thorough and exhaustive and his presentation of his cause ever clear and logical.
His political allegiance is given to the democratic party but the only office he has ever sought or desired has been in the strict path of his profession and eight years service as city attorney plainly indicates how well and worthily he has discharged the duties devolving upon him.
Mr. Detling was united in marriage to Miss Carlie Zillier, a daughter of Carl Zillier. They are prominent socially in the city and their home is characterized by a gracious and attractive hospitality. Mr. Detling is well known as a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is popular with his fellow townsmen, among whom almost his entire life has been passed, and that his record has ever been creditable is indicated in the fact that his stanchest friends are those who have known him from his boyhood to the present time.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL