Edward D. Shurtleff

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Edward David Shurtleff (September 19, 1863 – December 14, 1936) was an American jurist and politician.

Born in Genoa, Illinois, Shurtleff studied at Oberlin College. He studied law and was admitted to the Dakota Territory bar and then practiced in what is now the state of South Dakota. In 1894, Shurtleff was admitted to the Illinois bar and practiced law in Marengo, Illinois. Shurtleff served on the McHenry County, Illinois Board of Commissioners and served as mayor of Marengo, Illinois. He also practiced law in Chicago, Illinois. From 1900 until 1919, Shurtleff served in the Illinois House of Representatives and was the speaker of the house from 1905 to 1909. In 1919, Shurtleff was appointed Illinois Circuit Court judge. From 1927 to 1933, Shurtleff served on the Illinois Appellate Court. Shurtleff died at his home in Marengo, Illinois from a heart attack.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1909,' Biographical Sketch of Edward D. Shurleff, pg. 202
  2. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1917-1918,' Biographical Stekch of Edward D. Shurtleff, pg. 142
  3. ^ 'Hold Services Tomorrow For E. D. Shurtleff,' Chicago Tribune, December 16, 1936, pg. 27