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Iowa Official Registers

1927 -1928

Iowa State Officers

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ANDREW, L.A. --Superintendent of Banking, was born in Ashland, Wisconsin, November 29, 1876. He has been in the banking business twenty-five years and is president of the Citizens Saving Bank of Ottumwa. He was married June 8, 1904, to Hazel Summerwill at Newton, Iowa. They have one son, born January 23, 1908. Mr. Andrew was president of the Iowa Bankers Association in 1920 and 1921, and served three years on the executive committee of the American Bankers Association. He is now a member of the executive committee of the state bank section of the American Bankers Association.

BRIGHAM, Johnson -- State Librarian

HARLAN, Edgar Rubey -- Curator, son of Samuel A. and Marinda E. (Rubey) Harlan; born of Kentucky Quaker ancestry at Spartansburg, Ind., February 28, 1869; brought to a farm in Cedar township, Van Buren county, Iowa, in 1873; attended "Morris" district and Keosauqua high school, graduating 1889, and Drake university, completing the law course with degree of LL.B., A.M.; admitted to the bar June, 1896; practiced law at Keosauqua ten years, serving as county attorney 1898-1902; admitted to United States Supreme Court, 1922; appointed by Charles Aldrich assistant curator of the historical department of Iowa, 1907; acting curator after death of Mr. Aldrich, March, 1908, until appointed curator by Governor Carroll, October 1, 1909; elected curator by board of trustees, June, 1913; honorary member Iowa chapter, American Institute of Architects; honorary member National sculpture society; member American Historical association; a founder and member of board of directors, Mississippi Valley Historical association; member and secretary Iowa Flag commission; member and secretary Allison Memorial commission; member Iowa Board of Conservation, Plant Life commission; member and director Des Moines Fine Arts association; member American Civic association and delegate to Germany, France and England, tour 1913.

HOGUE, Ernest Lincoln --Director of the Budget. Born in Monroe county, Iowa, August 31, 1861. When two years old his folks moved to Warren county and located near Norwalk. Educated in the common schools and moved to Monona county in 1885. Has resided there since, engaged in the farming and live stock business. Served in the stated senate in the twenty-ninth, thirtieth and thirty-first general assemblies. Chairman of the Iowa-Nebraska Boundary Commission from 1921 until July 1, 1924. Republican in politics. Married and has three children and four grandchildren.

SMALL, A.J. -- Law librarian

STROHM, John William --State Fire Marshal, was born in Clinton county, Iowa, July 16, 1887. He received his education in the Lyons public schools, and commenced his political career in 1914, when he was elected county recorder. Serving in that office two terms, until 1918, he was elected county auditor, and at the time of his appointment to the office of fire marshal was serving his fifth consecutive term as auditor. Is married. Affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and of the DeMolay Consistory No. 1, A.A.S.R., and of the Order of the Mystic Shrine.

URICK, A.L. -- Labor commissioner

HAIRE, W.W. -- Pharmacy Examiner, was born at Fort Dodge, October 27, 1869. Attended public schools. Started as clerk in drug store July 4, 1887. Attended Iowa State University college of pharmacy 1890-91. Member of executive committee of Iowa State Pharmaceutical association, director in Druggists' Mutual Insurance association of Iowa, acting postmaster at Fort Dodge from October, 1918, to may, 1920. Appointed commissioner of pharmacy by Governor Harding April 24, 1920.

JUDISCH, George --Pharmacy Examiner, was born near Muscatine, Iowa, in 1869. He attended the public schools of Muscatine and began his apprenticeship in 1884. He has served for more than twenty years as instructor of pharmacy and materia medica in the veterinary division of Iowa State college. Member of the pharmacopoeia convention, 1910 and 1920. Received honorary degree of doctor of pharmacy, Highland Park college of pharmacy, June, 1919. President Iowa Pharmaceutical association, 1921 and 1922. Appointed pharmacy commissioner by Governor Kendall, April 22, 1922. Reappointed by Governor Hammill July, 1925.

SLOCUM, J.W. --Pharmacy Examiner, born in Adair county, Iowa, August 23, 1874. Attended high school at Fontanelle. Graduated from a four-year collegiate course and also a business course at Simpson college, Indianola, in June, 1898. Residence, Indianola. Has been in the drug business about twenty-five years. Served as mayor of Indianola four terms. Appointed April 23, 1923, as pharmacy commissioner by Governor N.E. Kendall to succeed F.E. Farr, resigned. Reappointed by Governor Kendall in April, 1924. Elected secretary of the Iowa Pharmaceutical association in July, 1924.


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