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Oscar J. Ricketts, President of the Illinois State Society in 1917

Oscar J. Ricketts, President of the Illinois State Society in 1917

Oscar J. Ricketts was President of the Illinois State Association 1900 – 1901 and the Illinois State Society 1917 - 1919. An ally of Joe Cannon, he was from Ashmore in Coles County where he published two newspapers. He moved to DC in 1889 to work for the GPO, and was Acting Public Printer in 1905.

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