Who’s Who in Iowa, An authoritative directory of Iowa citizens.   Compiled by Frank C. Lake and Lloyd N. Prince.   Published in 1920 by Verstegen Printing Co., Sioux City, Iowa,  gives a brief biographical record,  Iowa's leaders in business,  professional and public life.   Below are the people with connections to Appanoose County,  Iowa.

Key to abreviations

Transcribed by Renee Rimmert.    A complete copy of this book is available on-line at archive.org.

Munger, George H. - County Farm Agent Centerville;  b. Fairhaven, Minn., May 19, 1887;  Bapt. ;  Rep.;  ed. B.S. Agr.;   m. Delia M. Swain, Jan. 14, 1916, Ogden, Ia.;  child. Phyllis L., Alice V.;  mem. Masons, Elks.   Former residences, Ogden, Ia., 1917, Conrath, Wis., 1915-16;  Ames. Ia., 1912-15.

Porter, Claude R. - lawyer, Centerville; b. Moulton, Ia., July 8, 1872;  Dem.;  ed. Centerville H.S.;  Parsons Coll.;  student St. Louis law sch.;  m. Maude Boutin, Dec. 27, 1899, Centerville, Ia.;  mem. Law firm Porter & Greenleaf, Centerville, Ia.;  dir. Farmers & Merchants Sav. Bank, Plano, Ia.;  Mystic, Ia., Industrial Sav. Bank;  Exline, Ia. Sav. Bank;  served a s sergt.-major 59th Ia. Inf. Spanish-Am. War;  mem. Ia. House Rep. 1896-1900;  dem. Candidate for sec. state 1898;  for gov. 1908-10-18;  for U.S. sen. 1908-09-11-20;  U.S. atty. South dist. Ia. 1914-1918, (resigned);  asst. atty gen. of U.S. in charge of criminal bus. 1918-19 (resigned);  now chief counsel federal trade com.

Rice, D. Fulton - lawyer, Centerville; b. Exline, Ia., Sept. 13, 1889;  Meth.;  Dem.;   ed.   Short periods at Kirksville, Mo., State Normal;  Drake Univ.;  Ann Arbor, Mich.;  received most of education by self study;  m. Ruth Rhea, June 22, 1919, Centerville, Ia.;  taught sch. five yrs.;  supt. one yr.;  gained reputation as public speaker;  was nominated for congress as a democrat in the 8th Congressional Dist. Of Ia., 1918;  enlisted in service later, leaving campaign to committee;  served in Judge Advocate General's dept., as a prvt. from Sept. 26, 1918 to Feb. 13, 1919, at Camp Beauregard, La., (preferring to serve as private).   Former residence, Knoxville, Ia., from Apr. 10, 1919 to Apr. 13, 1920.

Scott, C.H. - farmer, Clarkdale; b. Appanoose Co., Ia., Sept. 14, 1862;  Rep.;  m. Laura T. Campbell, Apr. 1, 1887;  five sons, eight daughters;  served as sch. Dir. and twp. Trustee many yrs.;  elected state rep., Appanoose Co. 1916;  re-elected 1918-1920.

Shepard, Lester - Farmer;  county agricultural agent, Rock Rapids;  b. Upper Sandusky, O., June 23, 1884;  Christian;  Rep.;  ed. Centerville, Ia., H.S., 1906;  Univ. of Ia., B.A., 1913;  Ia. S. Coll., B.S.A., 1916 m. Elva V. Akin, June 4, 1919, Manhattan, Kan.;  mem. Philomathean Literary Society while in university at Ia. S. Coll.;  mem. Debating teams;  mem. Univ. Rifle Team, 1910-1913 was asst. Univ. reference librarian while attending Univ.;  teacher of Science, Laramie, Wyo., H.S. 1913-1915, prin. Guthrie Co. H. S., Panora, 1916-1917;  Co. agent, Monona Co., 1917-1920;  member Masons.

Shuman, John William - physician (consultation and internal medicine), Sioux City;  b. Washington, Ia., July 27, 1885;  Prot.;  Rep.;  ed. Washington Acad., 1903;  Geneva Coll., A.B., 1906;  Univ. Pittsburgh, M.D., 1910;  m. Adeline Duey, June 7, 1911, New Brighton, Pa.;  child., J.W., Jr., Richard D., Jeanne S.;  elected Fellow American Coll. Of Physicians, 1920;  major M.C.U.S.A., Oct. 1919;  Masonic bodies, Commercial club, Country club, mem. Following medical societies;  Woodbury Co., Iowa State, American Medical, Sioux Valley, Missouri Valley, Western Xray, Northwest Iowa, American Coll. Physicians.   Former residences, Washington, Ia., 1885-1903;  Beaver Falls, Pa., 1903-06;  Pittsburgh, Pa., 1906-12;  Centerville, Ia. 1912-13

Vermilion, C.W.  - lawyer, Centerville; b. Centerville, Ia., Nov. 6, 1866;  Rep.;  ed. De Pauw Univ., Greencastle, Ind.;  Univ. of Mich.;  m. Clare Eloise Biddle, June 21, 1897, Centerville, Ia.;  child., Dane E.;  Co. atty., Appanoose Co., Ia., 1893-96;  dist. Judge, 2nd Jud. Dist., 1902.

Vincent, Earl W. - lawyer, Guthrie Center;  b., Keota, Ia., March 27, 1886;  Presb.;  Rep.;  ed., grad. Keota H.S., 1904;  B.A. Degree, Monmouth Coll., 1909;  LL. B., Ia. State Univ., 1912;  M. A. degree, Monmouth Coll., 1913;  m. Madge Lee, June 8, 1916, Centerville, Ia.;  child., Margery L.;  general practice of law at Guthrie Center since 1912;  city editor, Iowa City Citizen, 1910-12;  Ct. atty., Guthrie Co., since 1919;  Co. chmn., 2nd Red Cross campaign, 1918;  asst. Co. chmn., Guthrie Co., Victory Loan drive;  mem. Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi, law fraternity;  Ia. State Bar Assn., State Hist. Soc., Masons.   Former residences, Keota, Ia., 1886-05;  Monmouth, Ill., 1905-09;  Iowa City, Ia., 1909-12;  Guthrie Center, Ia., 1912 to date.

Wilson, James M. - lawyer, Centerville;  b. Warren Co., Ill., Sept. 8, 1866;  Meth.;  Rep.;  ed. Centerville H.S.;  S. Univ. Of Ia., 1896, LL. D.;  m. Flora M. White, Dec. 24, 1891, Centerville, Ia., child., Eva, Jean;  valedictorian H.S.;  reading sec. various representative state conventions;  mem. State Hist. Soc.;  Natl. Geographical Soc., pres., law class of 1896;  city atty., Centerville, Ia., Co. atty., Appanoose Co., 1897-01;  state senator 3rd Sen. Dist., 1913-21;  candidate for republican nomination lieut.-gov., 1920;  mem. Masonic bodies, Elks.   Former residence, Warren Co., Ill., 1866-82

Wilson, Janet - teacher, Centerville; b. Monmouth, Ill., March 29, 1868;  Bap.;  Rep.;  ed. Centerville H.S.;  Ia. State Teach. Coll., B. Di.;  rural and grade teacher;  H.S. teacher, Guthrie county H.S., Panora;  inst. Instructor, Centerville;  inst. Instructor, Aberdeen, S.D.;  Co. supt. Schools, Appanoose Co., Ia., serving second term;  spent summer in Scotland;  made a study of British school system while there;  at that time was appointed commissioner of education by Gov. Shaw, authorized to investigate and report on school systems visited;  mem. P.E.O.   Former residence, near Monmouth, Ill., from birth to 14 yrs. of age.