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John Allen Sterling
Birth: Feb. 1, 1857
Le Roy
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1918
Pontiac (Livingston County)
Livingston County
Illinois, USA

US Congressman. He graduated from the Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington, Illinois in 1881 and was superintendent of the public schools of Lexington, 1881 to 1883. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in December 1884 and commenced practice in Bloomington. He became State's attorney of McLean County, 1892 to 1896 and member of the Republican State central committee, 1896 to 1898. Elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses, March 4, 1903 to March 3, 1913. He was reelected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1915 unitl his death as the result of an automobile accident. His brother Thomas Sterling was US Senator from North Dakota. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Sterling (1821 - 1905)
  Anna Kesler Sterling (1826 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara May Sterling (1870 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Frank H Sterling (____ - 1930)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Sterling (1851 - 1930)*
  Sarah Sterling Vance (1854 - 1895)*
  John Allen Sterling (1857 - 1918)
  Eda A. Sterling Vance (1862 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Bloomington
McLean County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Mar 15, 2004
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- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014
Remembering you today..A son of Illinois
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012
Son of Charle and Anna Sterling. Married Clara M. Irons, Bloomington, Ill., May 20, 1886.
- JH
 Added: Oct. 5, 2012
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