Biography of Dr. Ira E. Huffman
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IRA ERVEN HUFFMAN, Mayor of Tucson, Member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, and one of the ablest physicians in Arizona, is the son of John W. Huffman, First Lieutenant of Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. Dr. Huffman was born near Versailles, Indiana, on the 13th day of March, 1870. Later in the year the family moved to Iowa, where Dr. Huffman was educated in the public schools, afterward being graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. His first position was that of teacher in the schools of Iowa. Later he entered the Medical Department of Drake, from which he was graduated and then took up the practice of his profession in Utah. He came to Arizona several years ago and has been eminently successful in the new state. At the annual convention of the State Medical Association held at Globe, May 21, 1913, Dr. Huffman was elected president of the association for the ensuing year. He is also captain of the Medical Corps of the Arizona National Guards. In addition to these offices Dr. Huffman has been City Councilman, and is at present serving his second term as Mayor, having been re nominated without opposition. He is a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knight of Pythias and Fraternal Brotherhood; he is now Past Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows and Past Deputy Grand Master of the Beaver District of Utah. Mrs. Huffman, who was formerly Miss Edith Gillmore, is also a daughter of an officer in the U. S. Army during the Civil War, her father being Isaac Gillmore, First Lieutenant of the 2nd Iowa Cavalry.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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