Mae R. London, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Mae R. London

MAE R. LONDON - Several distinctive honors belong to Mrs. London. She was the first woman to be elected to a public office in Porter County, and is the only one of her sex practicing at the bar of this county. On May 4, 1926, she received the nomination of the Republican ticket for the office of county clerk of Porter County and was elected November 23, 1926, to this office, winning over two men of recognized political influence, and she has also served as secretary of the Porter County Bar Association.

Mrs. London was born at Kendallville, Indiana, the daughter of Edward and Clara (Dawson) Arnold of that place. The paternal grandparents, Samuel and Rachel Arnold, were natives of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. To Edward and Clara Arnold were born the following children: Edward, Nathan, George, Frank and Mae R. On June 12, 1904, Mae R. Arnold was married to William M. London, the son of Lycurgus and Nana (Dawson) London of Franklin, Kentucky. Mr. London for a number of years was the proprietor of the College Hill Restaurant and Confectionery. To this marriage were born three children: Clara Elizabeth, George Edward, and Arnold Medford. Mrs. London has prepared herself for proper public service with experience in many avenues of endeavor; during the years 1915-1916 she served as bookkeeper for the Associated Physicians, also as deputy auditor of Porter County from 1918-1919, and as deputy clerk of this county since 1920. She received her education in the high school of Kendallville, and the University of Valparaiso.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 198

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