Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940
Attorney; b Perry, Iowa July 3, 1892; s of Arthur E Willis-Belle Blake; ed Perry HS 1910; U of Iowa, BA 1914, LLB 1916; Delta Tau Delta, past pre; Phi Delta Phi, past secy; m Isabel Dillon Nov 1, 1919 Perry; s Ned Willis; d Annabel; 1916-20 in law off with cousin Steele Blake, Perry; 1920- prac law, Perry; local atty for Milwaukee RR; 1921-25 city atty; 1925-29 Dallas Co atty; 1933-35 state rep, 45th gen & extra sessions; during World War enl July 1918 Camp Gordon, Atlanta Ga, regimental sgt maj, disch Jan 19, 1919; Amer Legion, ch mbr & first adjt Perry; Dallas Co Bar Assn, past secry; Iowa St Bar Assn; Bur of Commerce, past secy & pres; BPOE 407, past leading knight; Country Club, ch mbr, past pres & secy; AF & AM 299; KT; Za-Ga-Zig Shrine; hobbies: golf, raising flowers; off Bruce-McLaughlin Bldg; res 1301 4th, Perry.
From Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 347.
Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall, July 2014.
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