Arthur Nelson Salisbury was born April 28, 1879 at Pleasant Grove, Sutter County, California. He graduated from Sacramento High School and Hastings Law College of San Francisco (1902) and was admitted to the bar in California May, 1902. In Nevada he was a member of the firm of Boyd &Salisbury and at one time was secretary of the state Republican Central Committee. He was married to Miss Bessie Lowrey, September 3, 1909. When Judge Harwood resigned as judge of the 2nd District, A. N. Salisbury was appointed to fill out the unexpired term.