Lee County Illinois



Among the residents of Dixon to whom have come high professional preferment through political appointment is Charles B. Morrison and his ability in office is recognized by all who have reason to know aught of his official career. He was admitted to the bar on the 13th of June, 1877, and after practicing law successfully for about twenty-eight years he was appointed United States district attorney for the northern district of Illinois by President Roosevelt, March 21, 1905, to succeed Solomon H. Bethea, who had been elevated to the bench of the United States district court for the northern district of Illinois. This was a recess appointment, and he was reappointed by President Roosevelt for a term of four years on the 20th of December, 1905.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens

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