Past and Present of Greene County, Illinois

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General Books, 2013 - 284 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the Greenfield Argus and continued its publication until his death. Victor H., Haven be, .1n his education in the district schools and afterward became a student in the Greenfield schools, becoming a resident of the town in 1870, but did not graduate as he was obliged to put aside his text-books a year previous to the completion of the course on account of his father's financial reverses, it being necessary that the son provide for his own and father's support. Accordingly he secured a position as clerk in the hardware store of N. C. Woolley, and for several years he filled similar positions in Greenfield. He filled the position of postmaster for two vears under President Arthur and then retired when President Cleveland became the nation's chief executive. He had previously learned the printer's trade and at the death of his father in 1884 he took charge of the Greenfield Argus, which has since claimed his entire attention. He has greatly improved the paper from a journalistic standpoint and has also made it a profitable business investment, as well as one of Greene county's most creditable publications. Mr. Haven has ever been deeply interested in affairs of local concern and progress and is the recognized champion of every movement for the general good. He is now the treasurer of the Illinois Press Association and has been the treasurer of the Greenfield Band for the past twenty years. He has been citv clerk for several terms and is influ ential in public affairs, his labors having ever proved of practical public benefit. His political support is given to the republican party, and he is identified with several fraternal organizations. He is a member of the Masonic. Elks and Knights of Pythias lodges, and of the last named is...

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