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1910 Figure Hon. Lawrence B. Stringer of Illinois RLB REDPATH-SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU REDPATH-BROCKWAY Pittsburg, Pa. BOSTON · NEW YORK · PITTSBURG COLUMBUS. OHIO · CHATHAM, ONT. COLUMBUS, MISS · CHICAGO · CEDAR RAPIDS · KANSAS CITY · DENVER SEATTLE · SAN FRANCISCO REDPATH-PRIEST Seattle. Wash. Judge Lawrence B. Stringer JUDGE LAWRENCE B. STRINGER, of Illinois, is an example of the young man in American politics. He was elected to the Illinois Legislature at the age of 23, elected to the State Senate at the age of 27, was nominated for Governor of Illinois at the age of 37 and nominated for United States Senator at the age of 41. Since 1905, he has been Presiding Judge of Illinois State Court of Claims. He is a graduate of Lincoln University, with the degree of A. B., a graduate of the Chicago College of Law and received the degree of LL.B. from Lake Forest University. As a student at college, he early made a reputation as an orator and a word-painter, a reputation which has grown as he has developed in the art of public speaking. Although the youngest member of the Illinois State Senate, by reason of his ability as a debater and speaker, he was unanimously chosen by his colleagues as party leader in that body. He was unanimously nominated for Governor of Illinois in 1904 and in the election which followed ran over 10,000 votes ahead of his party ticket. In 1908, he was a candidate in the Democratic primaries in Illinois for United States Senator and carried every precinct in the state over his opponent. He sustained his candidacy, in the succeeding Legislative Assembly, during a deadlock of over five months, and but for the famous bi-partisan deal which elected William Lorimer, of Chicago, and which has received successive investigations by the United States Senate, would probably today be the sitting United States Senator from Illinois. Judge Stringer is not a radical and does not pose as a professional reformer, but he has devoted his life to a strenuous advocacy of cleaner politics, honest elections, purity in public life and higher ideals in the public service. His political fairness is evidenced by the fact that he was appointed Presiding Judge of the Illinois Court of claims by Gov. Deneen, his successful political opponent in the Gubernatorial campaign of 1904. Despite Judge Stringer's frequent candidacy and his continued official tenure, no intimation of wrong-doing has ever been made against him and despite his political affiliations, he is a strong believer in the doctrine of country first and party afterwards. His message is in no sense partisan, but patriotic and uplifting. SUBJECT OF LECTURES: Greater America The Spirit of the Pioneer RLB REDPATH-SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU REDPATH-BROCKWAY Pittsburg, Pa. BOSTON · NEW YORK · PITTSBURG COLUMBUS. OHIO · CHATHAM, ONT. COLUMBUS, MISS · CHICAGO · CEDAR RAPIDS · KANSAS CITY · DENVER SEATTLE · SAN FRANCISCO REDPATH-PRIEST Seattle. Wash. WHAT THEY SAY From a Letter to the Bureau. Padurah Commerrial Club Padurah, Kenturky Redpath-Slayton Bureau, Cable Building, Chicago. In reply to your letter of the 29th, we wish to re-engage Judge Lawrence B. Stringer for June 23rd. We want him to repeat his lecture The Spirit of the Pioneer. It gives us pleasure to say that Judge Stringer is the one man who lectured here last year, whose return, to repeat the same lecture, is desired by us. We consider that he has no superior on the platform. S. A. Fowler, Secretary Paducah (Ky.) Chautauqua. From President Ellis, of Vincennes (Ind.) University. Dr. Horace Ellis, President of Vincennes (Ind.) University: Judge Lawrence B. Stringer delivered a masterful address before our Chautauqua. Rarely have our people had the opportunity to hear such eloquence,—such outbursts of genuine patriotism as Judge Stringer gave us. He is a wonderful orator—sincere, forceful, well-balanced, interesting and an inspiration to all men. Men here listed him with Bryan and Beveridge. I believe him the equal of either. Freeport (Illinois) Daily Standard. Judge Stringer is a great orator. His delivery is forceful and dramatic. His diction is pure. His earnestness is apparent. His personality is entirely lost while he is speaking. His hold upon his audience is absolute. In short, he gratified every expectation and will always be welcomed back to Freeport. Peoria (Illinois) Daily Star. Judge Stringer has a pleasing personality, an easy way of expressing his ideas and almost an Ingersollian facility of phrasing. He weaves words together in a most marvelous fashion. Bowling Green (Ohio) Daily Sentinel. Lawrence B. Stringer came to Bowling Green with the reputation of not only being a national character in the political world but as a great orator. He is a word magician and a beautiful word painter. He has both wit and imagination, a liberal memory for facts, which he interwove with enough word play and humor to keep every member of his audience hanging upon his every word. A public address in Bowling Green has seldom developed a closer sympathy between speaker and audience. Lincoln (Illinois) Daily Courier Always eloquent, Judge Stringer delivered an address which for beauty of imagery and eloquence of phraseology has rarely, if ever, been equaled in this city. There may be men with more age and wider reputation than Judge Stringer, but in language and delivery he has not a superior in the broad land. As an orator he is the peer of Bryan or LaFollette and with all his remarkable talent is a model of modesty and simplicity. Kokomo (Indiana) Daily Dispatch Judge Stringer is a man of eloquence and has the gift of word painting that distinguished Ingersoll. When the audience left the anditorium, it was generous and free in its praise of his address as one of the best yet heard. Attica (Indiana) Daily Ledger. Judge Stringer is one of the most eloquent speakers in the Mississippi Valley. RLB REDPATH-SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU REDPATH-BROCKWAY Pittsburg, Pa. BOSTON · NEW YORK · PITTSBURG COLUMBUS. OHIO · CHATHAM, ONT. COLUMBUS, MISS · CHICAGO · CEDAR RAPIDS · KANSAS CITY · DENVER SEATTLE · SAN FRANCISCO REDPATH-PRIEST Seattle. Wash. WHAT THEY SAY Clinton (Illinois) Daily Register. Hon. Lawrence B. Stringer gave his lecture Greater America at the Chautauqua yesterday. It was the ablest, the most instructive and the most eloquent ever given at the Weldon Springs Chautauqua. Racine (Wisconsin) Daily Times. One of the strongest speeches ever delivered at the local Chautauqua grounds was given last evening by Hon. Lawrence B. Stringer of Illinois. It was delivered before one of the largest audiences of the year and the renowned speaker held the undivided attention of his auditors for every second of his magnificent address. Hillsboro (Illinois) News. For more than an hour, Judge Stringer held the audience with the magic of his eloquence. His address was the most ornate, eloquent, poetical and finished production ever heard from a Montgomery county platform. Every sentence was a gem of rhetorical grace and poetic beauty. No man has ever addressed a Montgomery county audience who equaled Lawrence B. Stringer in beauty of diction, wealth of expression and virility of thought. Muscatine (Iowa) Daily Journal. Judge Stringer is an eloquent and forceful lecturer and those who heard his able and patriotic address were made to feel proud that they were Americans. His comparisons were convincing, at times quite quaint and as a whole intensely interesting. His address was a magnificent effort. Canton (Illinois) Daily Register. Judge Stringer's address was an oratorical masterpiece, replete with magnificent word pictures and enlivening illustrations. It delighted the audience beyond measure and the appreciation of its hearers was manifested throughout by vigorous applause and hearty commendation. Paducah (Kentucky) Daily Sun. Judge Stringer's address was most eloquent and his references to the early pioneers most inspiring. He has a clear resonant voice, a pleasing personality and his thoughts were beautifully expressed, charmingly illustrated ahd wonderfully interwoven with gems of thought and outbursts of eloquence. Vincennes (Indiana) Daily Sun. Judge Stringer proved himself to be one of the best crowd-getters who have appeared on our program. He is considered one of the great orators of his state and he made good his reputation. Mt. Sterling (Illinois) Democrat. Judge Stringer is much more than a mere orator. Added to a ready command of language, just emphasis and correct pronunciation, there ran a sparkle of electrical fire through his clean cut sentences that absorbed the undivided attention of his hearers. RLB REDPATH-SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU REDPATH-BROCKWAY Pittsburg, Pa. BOSTON · NEW YORK · PITTSBURG COLUMBUS. OHIO · CHATHAM, ONT. COLUMBUS, MISS · CHICAGO · CEDAR RAPIDS · KANSAS CITY · DENVER SEATTLE · SAN FRANCISCO REDPATH-PRIEST Seattle. Wash.
|Title||Hon. Lawrence B. Stringer: of Illinois|
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|Personal Name Subject||Stringer, Lawrence B.|
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