1879 History of Menard & Mason Counties
Chicago
Published by: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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Mason County

Circuit Clerk
Page 435

Joseph A. Phelps was appointed the first Circuit Clerk, by Judge S. H. Treat, in December, 1841, and served until his successor was appointed, in 1845. Franklin S. D. Marshall was appointed Circuit Clerk by Judge Samuel D. Lockwood, May 24, 1845, and served until his successor was elected, in 1848. John S. Wilbourn was elected Circuit Clerk and ex officio Recorder in 1848, and severed four years. J. S. Wilbourn was again elected Circuit Clerk in 1852, and served four years longer. 1856, Richard Ritter was elected Circuit Clerk, and served four years. 1860, Orlando H. Wright was elected Circuit Clerk, and served four years. 1864, John H. Havighorst was elected Circuit Clerk, and served four years. 1868, George A. Blanchard was elected Circuit Clerk, and served four years. 1872, Leonard Schwenk was elected Circuit Clerk, and served four years. 1876, Leonard Schwenk was again elected Circuit Clerk, and is still in that office.

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