Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Archibald Alexander Glenn.

The Encyclopedia of Illinois, publ. 1909.
History of Ogle Co. Illinois.

GLENN, ARCHIBALD A., ex-Lieutenant-Governor, was born in Nicholas County, Ky., Jan. 30, 1819. In 1828 his father's family removed to Illinois, settling first in Vermilion, and later in Schuyler County. At the age of 13, being forced to abandon school, for six years he worked upon the farm of his widowed mother, and, at 19, entered a printing office at Rushville, where he learned the trade of compositor. In 1844 he published a Whig campaign paper, which was discontinued after the defeat of Henry Clay.

For eleven years he was Circuit Clerk of Brown County, during which period he was admitted to the bar; was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 862, and of the State Board of Equalization from 1868 to 1872. The latter year he was elected to the State Senate for four years, and, in 1875, chosen its President, thus becoming ex-officio Lieutenant-Governor. He early abandoned legal practice to engage in banking and in mercantile investment. After the expiration of his term in the Senate, he removed to Kansas, where, at latest advices, he still resided.

Kansas Record.

Archibald Alexander Glenn.
Birth: January 30, 1819, Kentucky.
Death: May 21, 1901, Kansas.

First wife: Lavina Cooper Glenn, ( 1830 - 1881).

Children: Ella S. Glenn Shields, ( 1854 - 1935 ), William C. Glenn.

Second wife: Catharine H. Glenn.
Married about 1885, he 76, she 52.

Children Non found.

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas..

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