August Lueders

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August Lueders
August Lueders at the 1916 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis.jpg
Lueders at the 1916 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis
Born(1853-08-24)August 24, 1853
Armstedt, Germany
DiedDecember 18, 1929(1929-12-18) (aged 76)
Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
Parent(s)Hartwig Lueders
Margaret Christine Seligmann

August W. Lueders (August 24, 1853 - December 18, 1929) was an author.[1] He served as the chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners in Chicago, Illinois.[2] He was a delegate to the 1916 Democratic National Convention.

Biography[edit]

He was born on August 24, 1853 in Armstedt, Germany. His parents were Hartwig Lueders of Armstedt and Margaret Christine Seligmann of Ascheberg, Schleswig-Holstein.[3]

His family left Hamburg, Germany on July 22, 1868 on the steamer Holstein. They arrived in the United States on August 3, 1868 at 4:00 am in New York City. The next day they left for Chicago, Illinois on an immigrant train and arrived on Saturday, August 8, 1868 at 10:00 am.[3]

In 1874, he became a policeman in Chicago, Illinois. He married Lena Freese on September 12, 1879 in Chicago. They had a son, Dr. August Henry Lueders, who was the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.[3] He served as a member of the Board of Election Commissioners in Chicago, Illinois from 1914 to 1920.[2][3]

He attended the 1916 Democratic National Convention in St. Louis.

He published his autobiography in 1929, Sixty Years in Chicago.[3]

He died on December 18, 1929 in Hinsdale, Illinois.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "August Lueders, Election Commissioner, Dies". Chicago Tribune. December 19, 1929.
  2. ^ a b Plumbe, George Edward; Langland, James; Pike, Claude Othello (1920). "Election Commissioners". The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book. p. 886.
  3. ^ a b c d e Lueders, August (1929). Sixty Years in Chicago.

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