John Allen Sterling

John Allen Sterling

Birth
Le Roy, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Oct 1918 (aged 61)
Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Burial Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 8510338 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8510338
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Allen Sterling (1 Feb 1857–17 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8510338, citing Park Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .