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Julius Boeckh - political bio 1930


Posted By: Ann Krumme (email)
Date: 10/10/2008 at 10:20:11

Democratic Candidate for Clerk of the District Court.

Julius Boeckh is to the manor born in Lansing and has practically lived here all his life with the exception of four or five years in his young manhood when he was Station Agent at Waukon Junction. He came from there here and all told put in about 25 years at railroad work, then entering the State Bank as Cashier, where he remained until other duties compelled him to resign his position with the bank three of four years before it closed. The stress of circumstances compelled him to leave school before graduation, and he lays claim to no education excepting that which he has acquired in the school of hard knocks and by personal endeavor outside of the school room. Boeckh is an example of what a young man can do even though he has not had the advantages of a college education. He has clerical and business experience of a high order and is well able to take over the duties of the office to which he aspires, or for that matter any office in the court house, and if he proves as popular as he did when a candidate two years ago there is no question about his election.

Lansing owes him a practically unanimous vote, for it was mainly due to his efforts as a member of the old bridge organization that the present builders took over the project about a year ago. We will be loth to lose him as a citizen but can afford to spare him to Waukon for a few terms, knowing that his land and other large interests hereabouts will call him back after at least four years of faithful service as a public servant.

~OCTOBER 22, 1930


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