Biography of Loren F. Vaughn
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LOREN FELIX VAUGHN, attorney at law, a member of the firm of Clark & Vaughn, of Phoenix, was born in Illinois, September 17, 1874. His early life was spent on a farm, attending only the common schools until he was eighteen years old, when he procured a teacher's certificate, which he still deems the most highly prized document he has ever received. After remaining two years longer assisting his father in the handling of the farm, he began teaching school in an adjoining district; with the money earned in this way he entered the famous Illinois College at Jacksonville, Illinois, where he remained one term then resumed teaching, this time in the neighboring State of Missouri. He later attended the Chillicothe Normal College of Missouri, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Science. His teaching experience covers a period of ninety eight months, all the way from the "crossroads" school to High School Principalship, and holds life certificates in Missouri and Arizona. While teaching he began the study of law, then took one year's work in the Missouri College of Law at St. Louis, after which he entered the office of Col. H. M. Phillips, of Poplar Bluff, one of the most able attorneys of the state; passing the Missouri State examination, he was admitted to the bar and practiced there for three years, then entered the law department of Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee, from which he has the degree, LL. B. Mr. Vaughn came to Arizona in 1905, taught school in Duncan, and his wife, who was also a teacher, taught at Franklin, a nearby district. He subsequently started the Duncan Arizonian, which became one of the strongest weeklies in the State, always active in the interest of purity in State, County and National politics. In 1909 he was made Clerk of the Board of Supervisors in Graham County. In 1910 he was one of the organizers of the Duncan Telephone Company, of which he has since been secretary. In April, 1912, Gov. Hunt appointed him with John J. Hawkins, ex Justice of the Supreme Court, and Hon. John T. Dunlap, as commissioners to select a site for the Industrial School. They chose for the site the abandoned Federal Military Fort with buildings worth $241,000.00 and two thousand acres of fine land in Graham County. During the campaign for delegates to the Democratic National Convention of 1912, Mr. Vaughn was entrusted with the management of Gov. Folk's interest in Arizona, being a personal friend of the famous governor. He is a State Committeeman, and has the happy fortune of having been in the Wilson procession working for Gov. Wilson's nomination before the Baltimore Convention. Mr. Vaughn is the son of Spencer Edwards and Sarah Jane Lamar Vaughn, and was married in 1904 to Miss Lena King, a native of Hardin, Mo.; they have two children, Jane and Loren Felix, Jr.

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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