Eugene B. Buck, editor and proprietor of the Charleston Courier. Charleston; was born in Fayette Co., Ind., Oct. 12, 1834; when he was about five years old, his father’s family removed to McLean Co., Ill.; he served his apprenticeship to the printer’s trade in Bloomington; in 1852, he went to Peoria, Ill., and, in 1855, was connected with the publication of the Pekin Plaindealer; in 1856, he was associated with four other journeymen printers in running a co-operative daily paper in Peoria; in 1857, he conducted the Washington Advertiser, in Franklin Co., Mo.; in 1859, he edited the Daily Enterprise, in Decatur, Ill., and, in 1861 and 1862, the Magnet in that city; in 1864, he run the Constitution, a campaign paper, in Pontiac, Livingston Co., Ill., and, the next year-1865-he started the Bloomington Journal; in 1868, he became connected with the Charleston Courier, a live weekly newspaper and a vigorous advocate of the principles of the Democratic party, and, in 1874, became sole proprietor and editor; the esteem in which Mr. Buck is held by ,the editorial profession is manifest from the fact that, in 1865, he was chosen President of the Illinois Press Association, a member of the Executive Board in 1877, and is at present a Vice President of that body; he is a Director of the Second National Bank; in 1876, he received the nomination as Representative to the State Legislature, but, owing to disaffection, withdrew from the contest; for nine years, he has been a member of the Board of Supervisors, and was for seven years Chairman of the Board; he has also been a member of the Board of Education of this city. He was married Feb. 11, 1860, to Miss Mary C. Jones, of Decatur, Ill., and has four children – Ida May, Katie Florence, Willie Clarence and Eugene Clifford.
Biography of Eugene B. Buck
MLA Source Citation:Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois/biography-of-eugene-b-buck.htm - Last updated on May 25th, 2011
Categories: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri
Topics: Biography, Newspapers
Locations: Bloomington Illinois, Charleston Illinois, Coles County IL, Decatur Illinois, Fayette County IN, Franklin County MO, Livingston County IL, Macon County IL, McLean County IL, Peoria County IL, Peoria Illinois, Pontiac Illinois
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