- Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Aug 1918, p. 3
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Carl R. Chindblom, candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 10th District, was born in Chicago on the 21st of December, 1870, of parents of Swedish blood, who were pioneers on the North Side before the great fie. When this disaster struck the home of his parents, his mother carried him, then not quite a year old, to a farmer friend in the township of Jefferson, while his father sought refuge in a school-house on the West Side. The family was reunited in a few days and again took up the struggle for existance, with thousands of other families who had lost all their belongings. The son obtained his general education in the public schools of Chicago and at Augustana College, Rock Island, being graduated from the latter institution in 1890.
After spending a few years at teaching, he took up the study of law and was graduated from Kent College of Law in 1989. Since that time he has been engaged in general practice in Chicago.
He has been an active Republcan for twenty-five years. IN 1894 he spent three weeks in a congressional campaign in upper Michigan; in 1896 he spent ten weeks, at the request of the Republican National Committee, speaking daily throughout Northern Illinois, and in 1900 he spent several weeks as a speaker in the national campaign both in Illinois and Iowa, also at the request of the Republican National Committee.
In 1906 he served as attorney for the Illinois State Board of Health, in 1907-1910 he was a member of the Board of County Commissioners of Cook County and in 1912-1914 he was County Attorney, by appointment of Alexander A. McCormick, then president of the County Board.
At present he is a Master in Chancery of the Circuit Court of Cook County. In 1915 he was a candidate on the Republican ticket for judge of the Circuit Court, but failed of election by a small margin of votes.
He is a member of the law firm of Brecher and Childblom, with offices in Title and Trust Building, 69 West Washington Street, Chicago. He has resided in the 10th Congressional District and in the twenty-sixth ward of Chicago for nearly twenty years, his home being at 1744 Foster Avenue. He has a wife and two children, a son, Richard, ten years of age, and a daughter, Ruth, eight years of age. Mr. Chindblom is himself the oldest of eleven children, of which the youngest, Arvid P., volunteered for military srvice immediately after the declaration of war by our government and is now with the American Expeditionary Force in France.
Mr. Chindblom for many years has been in large demand as a public speaker and has addressed numerous meeteings for public and patriotic purposes for more than a score of years. Since our entry into the war, he has taken prominent part in all of the patriotic war activities, such as the Liberty Loan, the Red Cross, Y.M.C.A. and other drives. When the Patriotic League of the 26th Ward was organized last year, soon after the declaration of war, he was unanimously cosen its president by a Board of Managers, consisting of thirty-five men and women, representing the citizenship of the ward of every political belief, religious creed or European ancestry. He resigned this position when he concluded to become a candidate for Congress, stating in his resignation that he desired to avoid even the semblance of obtaining any personal or political advantage from the fact of his presidency of the Legal Advisory Board in his Exemption District.
When Congressman Foss announced his retirement from the House of Representatives, in view of his candidacy for the United States Senate, numerous Republicans in Lake View and elsewhere urged Mr. Chindblom to become a candidate for the Republican nomination to succeed Mr. Foss, and he concluded to make the race upon receiving assurances of very substantial personal and political support. The regular Republican organizations in the district, all allied with Attorney-General Brundage on the loyalist platform, are supporting Mr. Chindblom's candidacy and many of the followers of ex-Governor Deneen have also declared their purpose to assist Mr. Chindblom at the primary election on the 11th of September. Six candidates are running in the primary, Mr. Chindblom's name heading the list in the order of filing.
The regular Republican club of the Twenty-sixth Ward, where Mr. Chindblom resides, unanimously adopted the following resolution:
Whereas Carl R. Chindblom, who for nearly twenty years has resided in the twenty-sixth ward and in the Tenth Congressional District and during all that time has proven himself a loyal and patriotic citizen, a profound student and capable expounder of public and political questions and a staunch and active republican, and in public office as County Commissioner, County Attorney and Master in Chancery has shown marked ability and capacity, has declared his intention to become a candidate for the republican nomination for congress in the Tenth Congressional District, in response to the request of large numbers of his fellow citizens;
Therefore, Resolved, that the Republican Executive Committee of the Twenty-sixth ward heartily endorse the candidacy of Carl R. Chindblom for the republican nomination for congress in the Tenth Congressional District and urge the republicans of the district to unite in his support at the coming primary election.
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