Biography of Rollin S. Williamson
Cook County, Il Biographies

ROLLIN S. WILLIAMSON, Judge of the Superior Court of Cook County. was born in Cornwall, Addison Co., 1839, son of Samuel B. and Sybil Williamson. In 1857 he came to Palatine and was engaged as telegraph operator and agent for the C. & N. W. R. R. Co., which position he held for eight years, during which time he devoted his leisure hours to the study of law. In 1865 he resigned his position, completed his law course, and in 1870 was admitted to the Bar, and has since been in the active and exclusive practice of the law. He was elected representative to the Illinois Legislature in 1870. In 1872 he was elected to the Senate from the Seventh Senatorial District, He has taken an active interest in the political issues of the county, and is a firm member of the Republican party. He was elected Judge of the Superior Court of Cook County in 1880. He has been identified with the educational interests of the town, and has held various official positions on the school board. Judge Williamson is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. is one of its trustees, and a member of the official board, He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity. A. F. & A. M., and a Royal Arch Mason. He was married, in 1859, to Miss Emma V. Squire. daughter of Russel and Eliza Squire. They have one child, Jennie M., born May 29, 1866.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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