Von A. Eichhorn papers
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- 1938-1978, undated
- Eichhorn, Von A., 1906-1993 (Person)
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Eichhorn served in the Indiana Senate, as a Democrat, from 1939 to 1965, representing Adams, Blackford, and Wells counties, serving also as Speaker of the House. He worked as a lathe operator for General Electric Company (1934-1949), from which he retired. Eichoorn was also a businessman, owning an electrical and plumbing supply store, (1950s). He was a member of the following state commissions and committees: State Office Building Commission (1945-1950); School Study Commission; Lake Port Authority Commission (1960); Wells County Democratic central committee, chairman (1965-1969); secretary of the Indiana Senate (1967); Midwest Council of State Governments. Eichoorn was also a member of the Knights of Pythias and was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash. He died on September 18, 1993 and was buried in Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville, Indiana.
Eichhorn was a cousin of Abram Simmons (also a senator representing Adams, Blackford and Wells counties in 1917), who was the father of Virgil Mast Simmons (a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing Adams and Wells counties in 1931) and cousin of John Franklin Decker (who was a Senator representing Adams, Blackford and Wells counties in 1919-1921).
Ancestry.com. "Von Eichhorn." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 26, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Von A. Eichhorn." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 26, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Von Arden Eichhorn." Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed September 26, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ancestry.com. "Von A. Eichhorn." Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952. Accessed September 26, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Findagrave.com. "Von A. 'Pat' Eichhorn. Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed September 26, 2016. http://www,findagrave.com.
Indiana General Assembly. "Eichhorn, Von Arden." Indiana Legislator Database. Accessed September 26, 2016. http://legdb.iga.in.gov.
"Von A. 'Pat' Eichhorn." Fort Wayne (IN) News-Sentinel, August 19, 1993, p. 10A, c. 4.
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- Adams County (Ind.)
- Blackford County (Ind.)
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Indiana -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- Indiana. General Assembly. Senate
- Politicians -- Indiana
- Politics and government
- Press releases
- Wells County (Ind.)
- Von A. Eichhorn papers
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