Biography of Hon. Ralph C. Austin
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Hon. Ralph C. Austin, county judge of Will County, is a native of Illinois. He was born at Morrison, July 2, 1886. He was the only child born to A. E. and Gertrude V. Austin, who still reside at Morrison.

Ralph C. Austin was graduated from the Morrison High School in 1903; Lombard College in 1907; and Chicago Kent College of Law in 1912. He worked as a reporter on the Joliet News from 1907 until 1912. He has been assistant city attorney, public administrator, assistant States Attorney, and is now serving as judge of the county.

In 1922 Judge Austin was married to Miss Laura M. Merritt. Their home is at 118 Pine Street.

Judge Austin served in the army during the World War from January, 1918, until January, 1919. No foreign service. He is a member of the Masonic and Elks clubs, and Will County Bar Association.

From:
History of Will County, Illinois
By: August Maue
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1928


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