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   TURNBAUGH, JUDGE JOHN D. (Senator, Republican), Mt. Carroll, Carroll county; was born May 22, 1872, on a farm in Carroll county, Illinois, at which place he still resides.  He moved to Mt. Carroll when he entered the high school, after which he attended college at Beloit, Wis.  He graduated from the Northwestern Law College at Chicago, after which he practiced law in his home town.  He served as master-in-chancery, and was afterward elected county judge of Carroll county.  He was elected on the Republican ticket as representative to the Forty-ninth General Assembly and in 1916 was elected to the state senate.

FRANZ, CHAS. F. (Representative, Democrat), Freeport, was born at Freeport, Stephenson county, Illinois, February 8, 1859.  He has lived there all his life.  Elected alderman in 1891 and held that position until 1897.  Elected assessor in 1901, holding that position for twelve years.  Elected mayor of Freeport in 1913 and before the expiration of his term was elected to the legislature in 1914.  He was re-elected in 1916.

IRWIN, ROBERT (Representative, Republican), Mt. Carroll; was born on a farm in Hanover Township, Jo Daviess county, and in 1886 moved to Pleasant Valley township, Jo Daviess county, where he purchased a farm and on which he resides.  He served as sheriff of Jo Daviess county from 1910 to 1914.  Has been supervisor, commission of highways and on the school board during several years.  Was elected to the Fiftieth General Assembly in 1916.

MEYERS, JOSEPH L. (Representative, Republican), Scioto Mills, was born on a farm near Red Oak, Ill.  The first twenty years of his life was spent on the farm; he then learned telegraphy which work he followed a short time, when he and two of his brothers engaged in the lumber, grain, coal and hardware business at Red Oak under the firm name of Meyers Bros.  The main office of the firm is now located at Scioto Mills, where Mr. Meyers resides.  He is extensively engaged in farming and is a stockholder and director in the Second National Bank of Freeport, Illinois.  Elected to the House in 1916.

SOURCE: "Blue Book of the state of Illinois, 1917-1918"; author unknown.  Printed by authority of the state of Illinois, 1918, 636 pgs.