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M. H. Kepler


Posted By: Gordon Felland (email)
Date: 9/9/2015 at 17:30:16

County Attorney M. H. Kepler was born in Scott county. Iowa, on the 14th day of April, 1870. In 1886 he removed to Toledo, Iowa, and in 1887 entered Western College, (now Leander Clark College). In June 1892 he graduated from this institution. In 1894 he began the study of law in the State University of Iowa. In 1896 he graduated and was accorded the right to practice his chosen profession. The same year he opened a law office in Toledo. Iowa, remaining there for nearly two years and received a good support for a young practitioner. In the spring of 1858 he came to Northwood and entered the practice here where he has ever since remained. In Feb­ruary, 1903 he joined forces with W. A. Westfall. This firm enjoys an enviable reputation and are fast securing a class of cases, which on account of their importance, have had a tendency to seek counsel in the larger cities.

Mr. Kepler has always taken a deep interest in practical politics. For the campaign year of 1897-98 he was chairman of the Tama County Republican Central Committee In 1900-01 he presided over the destinies of the Worth county campaign and again in 1906-07 he was selected by the Worth County Central Committee to be its chairman. In all these campaigns he has displayed unusual executive ability, making the most of the funds and resources at his command.

In the fall of 1902 he was chosen by the voters of Worth county to represent them in the important capacity of county attorney. In 1904 and 1906 he was elected with­out opposition and he is now serving the first year of his third term. His administration of this office has been vigorous yet economical. He is popular with the people and there are many who believe that he will be called to still still more responsible positions in the years to come.

On the 5th day of May 1898 he was joined in marriage to Miss Minnie K. Muckler at Toledo, Iowa. They have two son, Harrison and Donald.

Source: The Semi-Centennial Souvenir of Northwood, Iowa, 1907, page 26.


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