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John Edward Raker

John Edward Raker, American congressman. Member Democratic Company Central Committee many years; Odd Fellow (Grand Master of California, 1908-1909, Past Grand Republican to Sovereign Grand Lodge); Mason, Grand Sachem of State Iroquois.

Background

  • Raker, John Edward was born on February 22, 1863 in near Knoxville, Illinois, United States. Son of Christian and Mary E. (Rambo) Raker.

  • Education

    • Educated State Normal School, San Jose, California, 1882-1884. Read law with Judge E. V. Spencer, Susanville, California.

    Career

    • E. V. Spencer, November 21, 1889. Admitted to bar, 1885. In practice at Alturas, California, since 1886.

      Director First National Bank, Alturas Mercantile Company, Inter-Valley Milling and Warehouse Company, Alturas Mercantile Company, Warner Valley Stock Company, Oregon District attorney Modoc County, California, 1895-1898. Judge Superior Court, 1905-1910, resigned. Member 62d Congress (1911-1913), 1st California District and 63d to 68th Congresses (1913-1925), 2d District.

    Membership

    Member Democratic Company Central Committee many years. Odd Fellow (Grand Master of California, 1908-1909, Past Grand Republican to Sovereign Grand Lodge). Mason, Grand Sachem of State Iroquois.

    Connections

    • Married Miss Iva G., d.
    • father: Christian Raker
    • mother: Mary E. (Rambo) Raker
    • spouse: Miss Iva G.
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    Born February 22, 1863
    Died January 22, 1926
    (aged 62)
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