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Niels JUUL

(1859-1929)

JUUL, Niels, a Representative from Illinois; born in Randers, Denmark, April 27, 1859; attended the Real (Royal) School, Randers, Denmark; immigrated to the United States and settled in Chicago, Ill., in 1880; engaged in the publishing business; studied law; was graduated from the law department of Lake Forest University in 1898; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; member of the State senate 1898-1914; assistant attorney of the Sanitary District of Chicago 1907-1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920; appointed by President Harding United States collector of customs for the port of Chicago January 1, 1921, and served until December 31, 1922, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law until his death in Chicago, Ill., on December 4, 1929; interment in Mount Olive Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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