Lawrence Beaumont Stringer

Lawrence Beaumont Stringer

Birth
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Death 5 Dec 1942 (aged 76)
Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 25630423 · View Source
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US Congressman, Jurist. His family moved to Illinois when he was ten years old, and he graduated from Lincoln College in 1887, afterwards becoming a newspaper reporter in Lincoln. From 1890 to 1892 Stringer served in the Illinois House of Representatives. He then studied law at Lake Forest University's Chicago College of Law, graduating in 1896 and beginning a practice in Lincoln. In 1900 he was Chairman of the state Democratic convention. Stringer was an Illinois Senator from 1900 to 1904, and in 1904 he was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor. In 1905 he was appointed Chief Justice of the state Court of Claims, where he served until 1913. In 1908 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the US Senate. In 1912 he was elected to the US House of Representatives and served one term, 1913 to 1915. He did not run for reelection in 1914, instead running unsuccessfully for the US Senate. The longtime President of the county bar association, in 1918 Stringer was elected Logan County Judge, serving until his death. A member of the Illinois State Historical Society, Stringer was a lecturer and writer on Abraham Lincoln and the history of Illinois, and he compiled a collection of Lincoln papers and memorabilia and authored 1910's "History of Logan County."

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawrence Beaumont Stringer (24 Feb 1866–5 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25630423, citing Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .