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Charles F. Johnston


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Date: 1/5/2004 at 06:36:05

Senator from the forty-third district, composed of Franklin, Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties. Resides at Sheffield, Iowa. He was born January 17, 1866, on a farm two miles east of Hampton. His father was Irish, coming from the County Cavin, Ireland, and his mother a native of Ohio of Scotch parents. He is a graduate of the Hampton high school. Following graduation he attended the law school at the state university. Was admitted to the bar in 1891 and is at the present time engaged in banking and the practice of law in Sheffield, Iowa, being president of the Citizens bank of that place. He was married June 29, 1892, to Delle Haecker. They have two children, a son, C.F., Jr., now associated with his father in the bank as vice president, and a daughter, Winifred. He was a member of the house in the twenty-sixth, twenty-sixth extra and twenty-seventh general assemblies and was the first native son to occupy the position and is the first native son to occupy a similar position in the senate. Is a member of the K.P. lodge and the Elks, also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. A republican in politics.

source: Iowa Official Register 1927-1928, Biographies of State Senators, pg. 232


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