CHARLES B. MARINE, Superintendent of Schools of Benton County, and a resident of Vinton, was born in Wayne County, Ind., Oct. 23, 1855, and is the son of William and Mary (Williams) Marine. When Charles was but one year old his parents came to this county. He received his early education in the common schools and Tilford's Academy at Vinton. In 1874 he attended Cornell College, at Mt. Vernon, graduating in the class of 1879, teaching in the meantime to help defray his expenses. A short time after graduating he accepted a clerkship in the War Department at Washington. He, however, resigned after a few months, and accepted a position in the State University at Lincoln, Kan., where he remained for one year, then returned to Vinton, and was engaged in the newspaper and real-estate business in company with his brother. In the fall of 1885 he was nominated and elected Superintendent of Schools of this county. He is a young man of more than ordinary business ability, and has conducted his office in an honorable and judicious manner.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 325.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 13th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.