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Raymond E. Vaughan

Although he has been at the head of the newspaper less than two years, Raymond E. Vaughan has made an admirable impression on the readers of the Schleswig Leader, and gives promise of attaining marked success in the field of journalism. He was thoroughly prepared for such a responsibility, and as he is greatly interested in his work, it is hardly possible that his hopes will be disappointed.

A native of Jasper, Minnesota, he was born January 20, 1890, a son of L. M. and Anna (York) Vaughan. The father was born in Ohio and the mother in Grant county, Wisconsin. They were married in Wisconsin and the mother is now deceased, having passed away August 26, 1906. After his marriage L. M. Vaughan bought a farm in South Dakota, where he lived with his family for ten years, and then removed to Jasper, Minnesota, and conducted a livery establishment in that place for ten years. After selling out he operated an elevator for several years and now owns a farm of three hundred and fifty acres, principally pasture land, in the valley of the Wisconsin river, in Wisconsin. He devotes his attention principally to raising Holstein cattle and has attained an enviable reputation on acconut of the excellent judgment he has displayed in the management of this business.

Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Vaughan, one of whom died in infancy, the others being: Harry L., of Watertown, South Dakota; Laura, who died at the age of fourteen; and Raymond E., of this review.

Raymond E. Vaughan received his preliminary education in the public schools and for two years was a student at high school. At fourteen years of age he entered the employ of the Rock Island Railway Company, with which he continued for one year. Being attracted to the newspaper business, he began work in a printing office at Jasper, Minnesota, and later went to Wauzeka, Wisconsin, devoting four years to learning the printer's trade and gaining an insight into the details of newspaper management. In August, 1909, being then nineteen years of age and ambitious to make an honorable name for himself, he came to Schleswig and purchased the Schleswig Leader, of which he has since been editor and proprietor.

Politically Mr. Vaughan is not affiliated with any of the great party organizations, preferring to be independent and at liberty to exercise a perfectly free judgment in all matters pertaining to the public welfare. In religious faith he is a firm believer in the principles of Christianity and is a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. His circle of friends is steadily increasing, and it would be difficult to find a young man in Crawford county who is starting in business life under more favorable conditions than the subject of this review.

Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.