GLENN, Otis Ferguson, (1879 - 1959)

Senate Years of Service: 1928-1933
Party: Republican

Library of Congress

GLENN, Otis Ferguson, a Senator from Illinois; born in Mattoon, Coles County, Ill., August 27, 1879; attended the public schools; graduated from the law department of the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1900; admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Murphysboro, Ill.; State’s attorney of Jackson County 1906-1908, 1916-1920; member, State senate 1920-1924; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frank L. Smith and served from December 3, 1928, to March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 and for election in 1936; chairman, Committee on Privileges and Elections (Seventy-second Congress); resumed the practice of law in Chicago, Ill.; died in Portage Point, near Onekama, Mich., March 11, 1959; interment in Onekama Cemetery, Onekama, Mich.