Political advertisement for Charles M. Moderwell, Candidate for Congress in the Tenth District
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Aug 1918, p. 2
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Charles M. Moderwell was born in Genesco, Illinois in 1968. He is of Scotch-Irish parentage, his ancestors having come to America in 1690. He has lived in Illinois all his life, in Chicago for nearly thirty years and in the Tenth District for nineteen years.
Mr. Moderwell received his early education in the public schools of this state, and later attended Wooster College of Wooster, Ohio, where he graduated in 1889.
Mr. Moderwell is an independent coal operator of many year's experience. Last year he went to Washington as a member of the committee on coal production of the Council of National Defense, where he remained c ontinuously for about nine months. Later, he assiste the state fuel administrator of Cook County during the coal crisis of last winter.
Mr. Moderwell is a member of the Presbyterian Church, vice-president of the City Club of Chicago, chairman of the Political Action Committee of the Union League Club, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Association of Commerce. He is married and has one child, a boy of fourteen years of age. He resides at 5944 Winthrop avenue, Chicago.
In submitting his candidacy to you, we do not appeal to any particular faction in our party. This is no time for factional politics among candidates for Congress. We ask the support of all voters, regardless of factional lines.
The supreme demand today is to win the war. As a member of the Congress, Mr. Moderwell will devote his full eneregy with that end in view. He will give whole-hearted support to every administrative measure for the accomplishment of this great purpose. He is for the country first, and the party next. He is 100% loyal, by deed, training and ancestry.

Mr. Moderwell is unalterably opposed to any form of an inconclusive peace. He is an advocate of a national budget system, a central appropriating body in the House of Representatives, and the elimination of the many useless and inactive committees. He is free to give his entire time and attention to congressional work. Mr. Moderwell Possesses the known talent and character to meet and solfe intelligently the vast governmental problems which confront us. We ask the support of all good loyal citizens.

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29 Aug 1918
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Political advertisement for Charles M. Moderwell, Candidate for Congress in the Tenth District