Headen, Walter C. Papers, 1849-1934 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Walter C. Headen was born in Shelbyville, Ill., where he joined the law firm of Moulton and Chafee in 1875. He was active in politics as Public Administrator of Shelby County, 1875-79; City Attorney of Shelbyville, 1879-81; and as a member of the Illinois General Assembly in 1885-86 and 1891-92.
This collection contains scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dealing with Headen's interest in politics as well as other printed materials dealing with the tariff, education, greenbacks, and temperance.
Headen's widow donated the collection to the Library in 1937.