JOHN HAROLD DISQUE, Attorney-at-law, Gadsden, was born in New Orleans March 23, 1848, and is a son of Charles H. Disque, a native of Frankfort-on-the-Main. Charles H. Bisque accompanied his parents to America. They settled at New Orleans, and there Charles H. was educated. His father was a native of Paris, France.
John H. Disque was educated in New Orleans. After coming to Gadsden he studied law, and in 1872 was admitted to the bar. Immediately after coming to the bar he was elected Prosecuting Attorney, and held the office four years. In the meantime he was elected Mayor of Gadsden, and held the office three years. In 1850, he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and in 1887, without solicitation upon his part, the people of Gadsden again called him to the mayoralty.
Mr. Disque is an able and popular attorney; in fact, as a criminal lawyer he is ranked among the foremost of the State. He was married March 30, 1869, to the accomplished daughter of Judge L J. Standifer of this city.
Source: McCalley, Henry, Northern Alabama : historical and biographical. Birmingham, AL: Smith & De Land, 1888, pp. 835.