Biography - CARL S. BURGETT

Carl S. Burgett was born in Sargent township, Douglas county, Illinois, July 2, 1867, and is a son of I. W. Burgett, whose death occurred in 1884 and whose sketch is found elsewhere. After leaving the common schools Mr. Burgett attended high school at Greenfield, Iowa, and the Commercial College at Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1891 he located in Newman and has heen engaged in buying and selling broom corn and the manufacturing of brooms; he is also engaged in the fire insurance business and buying and shipping stock.

In 1894 Mr. Burgett was wedded to Miss Emma Gillogly, a daughter of James Gillogly, of Newman. To them have been born three children: Lois V., Carl Stanton and Gladys. Besides his business interests in Newman Mr. Burgett owns one hundred and twenty acres of land in Sargent township. He is a Mason and belongs to the Melita Commandery of Knights Templar of Tuscola. Mr. Burgett has for several years past taken an active and influential part in the councils of his party and was elected as a Republican to the lower house of the General Assembly of Illinois in the fall of 1898. While a member of this body he was conscientious in his work and was seldom absent at roll-call. He served on the committees on agriculture, appropriations, banks and banking, labor and industrial affairs, penal and reformatories and railroads. It was largely due to his efficiency as a law maker that his party in the recent primaries gave him the renomination without opposition for re-election to the same office. Socially Carl S. Burgett is one of the most companionable of fellows and thoroughly appreciates the confidence and esteem placed in him by the general public.

Extracted 09 Jun 2019 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, page 214.

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