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Posted By: Lynn Diemer (email)
Date: 11/22/2014 at 13:04:51

Col. Charles R. Bolter, the Mayor of Logan, and a practicing attorney of the firm of L. R. Bolter & Sons, very naturally finds a place in the history of his county, where he has spent all the days of his life.

He is the eldest son of Senator L. R. Bolter, and his mother's maiden name was Caroline J. Reinhart, sketches of whom appear elsewhere in this book.

Charles R., was born in Cass County, Michigan, Ocober 21, 1859, of Scotch-German ancestry, and is one of three children born to his parents, all living at Logan, Iowa. His early life was spent midst the scenes of pioneer life in Harrison County, for he came here when he was but five years old. He commenced his education in the district schools of the county, at Magnolia, and also attended the High School at Missouri Valley. He finished his studies with the Class of '77, from the Iowa State University, at Iowa City, after which he studied law with his father two years, and then formed a partnership with him, the form being known as L. R. Bolter & Sons.

Politically, Mr. Bolter, like his father, can give a good reason for voting and working with the Democratic party, believing, as he does, that it serves the best interests of the American people. In March, 1888, he was elected as Mayor of Logan by a majority of seventy, was twice re-elected, and is the present Mayor of the city, and is also a member of the Governor's staff, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He belongs to Lodge No. 355, I.O.O.F.

Mr. Bolter was united in marriage June 30, 1891, at Little Sioux, Iowa, to Miss Cora A. Pratt, the daughter of John and Mary (Gleason) Pratt, who settled in Harrison County in 1859, but are natives of Vermont and Connecticut. They were the parents of five children, respectively, two of whom still survive, one being our subject's wife.

Mr. Bolter is a strong, popular young man, and is looked upon as a loyal leader in the political party to which he belongs.


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