Sunday, October 25, 2009

Purley Rinker

Rinker, Purley.  Attorney, born Appanoose Co., Iowa, Dec 15, 1884; son of Robert F. Rinker and Julia A. Brinkley; educated Seymour High School 1900; Iowa City Academy 1901; Univ of Iowa, 1908.  1908, practicing law, Centerville; S. Iowa Dist. Bar Assn, President 1937-38; past member Iowa State Bar Assn; 2nd Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Appanoose Co. Bar Assn; Centerville Assn of Commerce, member 1908-16, recd only life membership ever issued by this orgn; KP; BPOE; Centerville Country Club; Methodist Church; Republican, 1930 on list of State Rep speakers, 1928-32 Appanoose Co. chmn, county and state del to many convs, chmn county conv many times; hobby - farming; office 102 1/2 W. Jackson; residence 544 N. Main, Centerville.
Transcribed from The Iowa Press Association's Who's Who in Iowa:  A Biographical Record of Iowa's Leaders in Business, Professional and Public Life [Des Moines: The Iowa Press Association, 1940], page 61.  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this biography to The Jerome Journal by Mona Knight, Coordinator of the IAGenWeb Appanoose County web site.

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