Herbert O. Caster

Among all the young men who have come to Decatur county few have been more successful than the object of this sketch who landed here some 33 years ago along with his fathers family. As a boy he worked on a farm, plowed, hoed, hunted, fished, went to school, attended literaries, went home with the girls with all the energy he has shown since coming to manhood. He graduated from the Oberlin Public Schools in 1891 went next year to Ottawa College where he graduated in 1898. While in college he was prominent in society work and represented his school in several state contests. He was elected principal of the Oberlin City  schools which position he held for three years, was then elected county superintendent which position he held for four years. He was the Democratic candidate for Congress in 1904 being defeated; the district being strongly republican. Last year his friends induced him to run for county attorney and he was elected by the largest majority of any man on the ticket. Two years ago he conceived the idea that Oberlin needed a Chautauqua and with his accustomed vim he set about it and for the past two years we have enjoyed a splendid Chautauqua which paid expenses and gave the people of this county an entertainment they could have had in no other way. Mr. Caster has read the HERALD ever since its first issue; his father being one of its first as well as staunchest friends.

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