Otis F. Glenn
Otis Ferguson Glenn was a Republican
Republican Party (United States)
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 United States Senator from the State of Illinois
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He was born in Mattoon
Mattoon, Illinois
Mattoon is a city in Coles County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18,555 as of the 2010 census. It is a principal city of the Charleston–Mattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.Mattoon was the site of the "Mad Gasser" attacks of the 1940s....

, Illinois on August 27, 1879. After graduating law school in 1900 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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, he began practicing law in Murphysboro
Murphysboro, Illinois
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. He served as the State's Attorney for Jackson County
Jackson County, Illinois
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 from 1906 to 1908 and again from 1916 to 1920 when he was elected to the State Senate, serving there until 1924.

In 1928, when Frank L. Smith
Frank L. Smith
Frank Leslie Smith was an Illinois politician. He served as a United States Congressman from 1919 to 1921. He was elected by the people of Illinois to the United States Senate in 1926, but the Senate never allowed him to take his seat.He first ran for the Republican nomination for the U.S....

 abandoned his efforts to take the U.S. Senate seat he had won in 1926, after twice having his credentials refused by the Senate, Glenn defeated future Chicago mayor Anton Cermak
Anton Cermak
Anton Joseph Cermak was the mayor of Chicago, Illinois, from 1931 until his assassination by Giuseppe Zangara in 1933.-Early life and career:...

 in a special election and served out Smith's term. When Glenn ran for a full term in 1932, he was defeated by William H. Dieterich. He ran, unsuccessfully, in 1936 as well. Upon returning to Illinois, he established a law practice in Chicago
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Glenn died on March 11, 1959 at Portage Point
Portage Point
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 in Onekama Township, Michigan
Onekama Township, Michigan
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