Pioneer prison reformer had Monmouth roots

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Maj. Robert W. McClaughry, in a photograph taken when he was serving as Chicago chief of police.
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An early photo of the McClaughry house at 207 S. Eighth St. in Monmouth. It still stands, but was extensively remodeled after a 1923 fire.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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