Ora Williams by M.F. Reece. 1862- . Newspaper editor and reporter, public official. Born near Adel, Dallas County, Iowa, January 16, 1862. Part owner and editor of Dallas County Democrat, 1881-1885. Engaged in editorial workon Iowa State Register, Souix City Journal, Omaha Bee, Souix Falls Press, and National Daily Review, Chicago, Illinois, 1885-1905. Secretary to Governor Warren Garst, 1908. Document Editor and first State Superintendent of Printing, 1915-1921. Director of Des Moines Office of United States Internal Revenue, 1921-1927. Secretary of the State Industrial Commission, 1927-1947. Curator, State Department of History and Archives, 1939-1947. Home: Des Moines, Iowa. (Information out of date). 31.5" x 36.5"