Collection Dates: 1939 -- 1955
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: November 1997
Acquisition Note: This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1971 by O.W. (Orrin Wiliam) Judd, who was the son of William Nelson Judd.
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Photographs: Box 1
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William Nelson Judd (1887 -- 1955) moved to Clinton, Iowa with his parents when
he was two years old. He received but a limited education in the Clinton public
schools and by age fifteen was working as a barber. In 1906, he took a job with
the Chicago & Northwestern Railway as a freight brakeman. Over the years
he was promoted first to conductor and finally to the position of terminal yardmaster
in Clinton, Iowa. He was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors and the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.A Republican, he
was a member of the Clinton city council from 1926 to 1934. He was elected to
the state legislature in 1936 and served there many years. From 1943 to 1944
he was mayor of Clinton, Iowa.Scope and Contents
The papers of William
Nelson Judd consist of only eight items dating from 1939 to 1955. These include
photographs of the state legislatures, certificates of election, and a scrapbook,
all of which relate to his legislative career.
Photographs.Certificates of election.Memorial resolution.Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1939 -- 1955.