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Who's Who in Iowa, 1940
Allamakee co. Biographies


The Iowa Press Association's Who's Who in Iowa, a Biographical Record of Iowa's Leaders in Business, Professional and Public Life; Pub. by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines, Iowa; 1940

The biographies are from the Allamakee county section pgs 42-50, and
were transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

Jacobson, Arthur H., Attorney; born Waukon, Iowa June 24, 1910; son of Gustave S Jacobson & Gusta E. Blilie; educated Waukon HS; Waukon Jr. College 1930; University of Iowa, BA 1932, JD 1934; married Isabel J. Chafer Sept. 15, 1934 Macon, Mo; 1934- practice law, Waukon; 1936-38 Allamakee Co. attorney; Iowa State & Allamakee Co. Bar Assns; 4th District Congressional Bar Assn: 4th District of State Jr. Bar Assn, member executive council; Clerk of Court, organizer; Kiwanis, past secretary, board member; Waukon Golf Club, board member; Lutheran Church, Sunday School superintendent; Republican, chairman 4th congressional district Young Republicans League of Iowa; office & residence Waukon.

Jacobson, John C., General Contractor; born Ada, Minn. Feb. 15, 1893; son of Olaf Jacobson & Augusta Kolsrud; educated Allamakee Co.; Humboldt College; architectural design, American School of Correspondence, Chicago, Ill. 1917; married Clara A. Kosban Dec. 7, 1921 Waukon; daughter June E; 1913- carpenter, later general contractor, Waukon; during World War entered US Army July 26, 1918 stationed Camp Gordon Ga. Transferred to Camp Wheeler Ga, discharged from Camp Dodge Dec. 21, 1918; American legion post 62, past finance officer, past committee; Zion Reform Church; Independent; hobbies: hunting, horseshoe; residence 16 Clinton, Waukon.

Jeffries, Roy R., Physician & Surgeon; born Hopkinton, Iowa May 24, 1891; son of Dr. O. H. P. Jeffries & Etta H. Martin; educated; Independence; Lamont HS; Lennox Academy 3 years; St. Louis Missouri University, BSc & MD 1920; married Elizabeth J. Ingles June 28, 1922 Wyoming; son James H.; -------- interne St. Lukes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo; 1920-21 practiced medicine with Svebakken & Rominger, Waukon, 1923 partner of Dr. Rominger in Rominger & Jeffries Emergency Hospital, Waukon; 1930- president school board, Waukon; during World War Jefferson Barracks 1919, Student Army Training Corps (SATC), discharged June 1919; American Legion; Allamakee Co. Medical Society, past president; Iowa State Medical Society; fellow American Medical Assoc. 5 years; Kiwanis, past president; county committee member Boy Scouts of America; AF&AM; Presbyterian Church; Republican; hobbies: fishing, hunting, tramping & hiking in woods; office E Main, Waukon & Clinton; residence Waukon.

Johnson, Elmer F., Garageman & Automobile Dealer; born Allamakee Co., Iowa June 2, 1903; son of Jehiel L. Johnson & Lilah McGoon; educated Allamakee Co.; Waukon HS; course at battery & electrical school, Minneapolis, Minn; married Esther B. Barthell Feb. 24, 1925 St. Paul, Minn; son Kenneth E; 1920 while attending HS employed by J.G. Minert in garage, Waukon also 1922-24 & 1926; 1925 employed by Daubs Motor Sales, Minneapolis, Minn; 1927-30 employed by W.C. Decker Repair Shop, Waukon; 1930- owner & operator repair shop, Waukon; 1935- Pontiac dealer; Presbyterian Church; Republican; hobbies: Amateur movies, travel; office Johnson Motor Sales; residence Waukon.

Jordan, Eric C. R., Superintendent of Schools; born Monroe, Wis. Jan 25, 1885; son of Carl F. Jordan & Alvina Beyer; educated Houston Co. Minn; New Albin HS; Upper Iowa Academy, Fayette; graduate Upper Iowa University diploma in education 1910; summer sessions University of Iowa, BA 1920, MA 1930; Blackstone College of Chicago, Ill, LLB by correspondence 1929; married Emilie C. Bizer June 22, 1911 New Albin; son Paul C. C.; daughters Esther G. (Mrs. Lewis Tabat), Ruth A. (Mrs. Francis Hartung) & Martha; 1905-06 rural school teacher, S W; 1910-11 principal of schools Westgate; 1911-14 superintendent of schools, New Albin; 1914-16 superintendent of schools, Lamont, 1916-18 LeClaire, 1918-20 Conrad, 1920-22 Mondarnin, 1922-26 Norwalk, 1926-30 McGregor; 1930-33 operator grocery store, Mount Vernon; 1932- superintendent of New Albin consolidated schools; Allamakee Co. Schoolmasters Club, VP; Iowa State Teachers Assoc. (ISTA); IOOF, Indianola; AF&AM 144, Lansing; Evangelical & Reform Church; hobby: farming; office School; residence New Albin.

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