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M.X. Geske - Iowa Senator


Posted By: Debbie Clough Gerischer
Date: 3/21/2005 at 19:55:32

M. X. GESKE, MCGREGOR. - Senator from the thirty-sixth district, Clayton
county, was born at McGregor, Iowa, of German parents: F. F. Geske and Sophia
Geske, both having migrated to the United States from Germany. He is a member
of a family of fourteen and was raised on a farm and graduated from the
McGregor high school. Clerked in a country store and taught country schools and
with the earnings attended and graduated from teh Valparaiso Normal School at
Valparaiso, Indiana, in 1893, after which he taught in the public schools at
Windom, Minnesota, and was superintendent of schools at Lake Crystal,
Minnesota, and then attended the University of Minnesota for a period of two years.

Later read law with D. D. Murphy at Elkader, Iowa, and graduated from the
law school at Drake University at Des Moines, Iowa, and has been in the
practice of law at McGregor since his admission to the Bar. He has served as a
member of the Public School board at McGregor, one time president of said board;
also served as councilman and mayor of the town of McGregor from time to
time. He was county attorney of Clayton county, Iowa, for two terms and was
elected to the senate in 1932. A democrat.

-source: IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER 1933-1934;
-transcribed by Debbie Clough Gerischer
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