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Posted By: Nettie Mae (email)
Date: 4/19/2021 at 17:05:31

THEODOR CARSTENSEN was born in Germany January 2, 1870, and died in Clinton, Iowa, October 1, 1930. Burial was in Springdale Cemetery, Clinton. When a small boy he came with his parents to America and to Clinton: He attended public school in Clinton, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana. For a number of years be was employed by the Curtis Bros. Company, lumber manufacturers. In 1903 he was elected representative and served in the Thirtieth and Thirty-first general assemblies. Soon thereafter he became a member of the Clinton High School faculty. He was the first manual training instructor in the Clinton schools. In 1920 he was made business manager of the Clinton School District and aided in the planning and erection of several new school buildings of the city, and in improvements in some of the older ones. In 1924 he became secretary of the Clinton School Board, and later added to his duties that of secretary of the Clinton Library Board. He was a most useful public servant.

Source: "David M. Patterson."The Annals of Iowa 20 (1937), 640-640.
Available at: http://ir.uiowa.edu/annals-of-iowa/vol20/iss8/14


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