The Earp Attorney W.J. Hunsaker did more than represent Wyatt Earp.

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W.J. Hunsaker.

W.J. Hunsaker is best known for his connections to Wyatt Earp—helping to defend him against murder charges stemming from the OK Corral fight, and then serving as an honorary pallbearer at his 1929 funeral.  But Hunsaker blazed his own trail.

He later became San Diego District Attorney and—for a brief time—served as mayor of that city.  In 1904, he was elected president of the Los Angeles Bar Association, and he took the top spot for the state bar group in 1913.  Hunsaker died in L.A. in 1933.

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Mark Boardman

Mark Boardman is the features editor for True West Magazine as well as the editor of The Tombstone Epitaph. He also serves as pastor for Poplar Grove United Methodist Church in Indiana.