Charles Otto LOBECK, Congress, NE (1852-1920)


LOBECK, Charles Otto, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Andover, Henry County, Ill., April 6, 1852; attended the public schools in Geneseo, Ill., the German Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, and the Dyhrenfurth Commercial College, Chicago, Ill.; moved to Dayton, Iowa, in 1869 and was employed as a clerk in a general store; commercial traveler in Iowa and Nebraska 1875-1892; engaged in the hardware business in Omaha 1892-1895; elected as a Republican to the State senate in 1892; member of the city council of Omaha 1897-1903, during which time he was engaged in the real estate and insurance business; affiliated with the Democratic Party in 1896; served as city controller from 1903 until 1911; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1919); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; again engaged in the real estate and insurance business; died in Omaha, Nebr., January 30, 1920; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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