Bio. of M. X. Geske ~ son of F. F. and Sophia Geske
IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER 1933-1934
M. X. GESKE, MCGREGOR. - Senator from the thirty-sixth district, Clayton
county, was born at McGregor, Iowa, of German parents: F. F. Geske and Sophia Geske, both having migrated to the United States from Germany. He is a member of a family of fourteen and was raised on a farm and graduated from the
McGregor high school. Clerked in a country store and taught country schools and with the earnings attended and graduated from the Valparaiso Normal School at Valparaiso, Indiana, in 1893, after which he taught in the public schools at Windom, Minnesota, and was superintendent of schools at Lake Crystal, Minnesota, and then attended the University of Minnesota for a period of two years. Later read law with D. D. Murphy at Elkader, Iowa, and graduated from the law school at Drake University at Des Moines, Iowa, and has been in the practice of law at McGregor since his admission to the Bar. He has served as a member of the Public School board at McGregor, one time president of said board; also served as councilman and mayor of the town of McGregor from time to time. He was county attorney of Clayton county, Iowa, for two terms and was elected to the senate in 1932. A democrat.