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John Sumner Runnells, American lawyer. member Republican National Committee, 1880-1884.

Background

Runnells, John Sumner was born on July 30, 1844 in Effingham, New Hampshire, United States. Son of John and Huldah (Staples) Runnells.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst, 1865.

Career

Private secretary to Governor Merrill, of Iowa, 1868-1869. Consul at Tunstall, England, 1869-1871. Admitted to bar, 1871.

Practiced at Des Moines, 1871-1887. Reporter Supreme Court of the Iowa, 1875-1881. United States district attorney, Iowa, 1881-1885.

General counsel, 1887-1911, vice president, 1905-1911, president, 1911-1922, Chairman of the Board, January since 1922, The Pullman Company, Chicago. Chairman Iowa State Republican Committee, 1879-1881. Member Republican National Committee, 1880-1884.

Home: Chicago, Ill.

Membership

Member Republican National Committee, 1880-1884.

Connections

Married Helen R. Baker, March 31, 1869 (died 1918). Children: Mabel (Mistress Robert Irving Jenks), Lucy (Mistress Albert Atlee Jackson), Clive, Alice Rutherfurd (Mistress William James).

father:
John Runnells

mother:
Huldah (Staples) Runnells

spouse:
Helen R. Baker

child:
Alice Rutherfurd Runnells (Mistress William James)

child:
Lucy Runnells (Mistress Albert Atlee Jackson)

child:
Mabel Runnells (Mistress Robert Irving Jenks)

child:
Clive Runnells