JOHN SPEIDEL, Washington. - Representative from Washington county, was born on a farm near Cincinnati, Ohio, January 6, 1889. Attended the public schools in Ohio and in Henry county, Iowa. Graduated from the Oklahoma A. and M. College in 1910. Was for three years a member of the faculty of Oregon State College. Married in 1914 to Esther V. Leech of Corvallis, Oregon, who passed away in January, 1930. He has three children, Ruth, Archer and Mark. Since 1914, has been a farmer and live stock feeder, first in Henry county, Iowa, and since 1917 in Washington county. Served as president of the Washington township school board. As a Methodist and member of the church official board. Elected to legislature in 1932. A republican.