Otis F. Glenn
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Otis F. Glenn
Otis Ferguson Glenn
Otis Ferguson Glenn.jpg
United States Senator
from Illinois

December 3, 1928 - March 3, 1933
William B. McKinley
William H. Dieterich
Personal details
Born(1879-08-27)August 27, 1879
Mattoon, Illinois
DiedMarch 11, 1959(1959-03-11) (aged 79)
Portage Point, Michigan
Political partyRepublican

Otis Ferguson Glenn (August 27, 1879[1] – March 11, 1959) was a Republican United States Senator from the State of Illinois.

He was born in Mattoon, Illinois on August 27, 1879.[1] After graduating from law school in 1900 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he began practicing law in Murphysboro. He served two terms as the State's Attorney for Jackson County, once from 1906 to 1908 and again from 1916 to 1920. He was elected as a member of State Senate in 1920, serving for one term, until 1924.[2][3]

In 1928, when Frank L. Smith resigned the U.S. Senate seat he had won in 1926, after twice having his credentials refused by the Senate, Glenn defeated future Chicago mayor and Democrat Anton Cermak in a special election, 54.5 to 44.9 percent respectively, to serve out Smith's term.[2][4] Glenn served as the U.S. Senator for Illinois from December 3, 1928 to March 3, 1933.[2] When Glenn ran for re-election in 1932, he was defeated by Democrat William H. Dieterich, 46.0 to 52.2 percent respectively.[4] Glenn ran, unsuccessfully, in 1936 as well, being defeated by Democrat James H. Lewis, 40.7 to 56.5 percent respectively.[5] Upon returning to Illinois, he established a law practice in Chicago.[3]

Glenn died on March 11, 1959 at Portage Point in Onekama Township, Michigan. Glenn's body was interred at Onekama Cemetery in Onekama, Michigan.[2]


  1. ^ a b Kenney, David; Hartley, Robert E. (2012-10-04). The Heroic and the Notorious: U.S. Senators from Illinois. SIU Press. ISBN 9780809331093.
  2. ^ a b c d "GLENN, Otis Ferguson - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Colusa Herald, Volume 43, Number 69, 9 June 1928". Colusa Herald. 9 June 1928. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b Kalb, Deborah (2015-12-24). Guide to U.S. Elections. CQ Press. ISBN 9781483380384.
  5. ^ "Direct Elections to the United States Senate 1914-98". Retrieved 2019.

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Frank L. Smith (not allowed to take a seat)
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Illinois
Served alongside: Charles S. Deneen, J. Hamilton Lewis
Succeeded by
William H. Dieterich

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