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Niels Juul (April 27, 1859 – December 4, 1929) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.[1]

Niels Juul
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byFrank Buchanan
Succeeded byM. Alfred Michaelson
Personal details
Born(1859-04-27)April 27, 1859
Randers, Midtjylland, Denmark
DiedDecember 4, 1929(1929-12-04) (aged 70)
Resting placeMount Olive Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenHerb Juul


Juul was born in Randers in Midtjylland, Denmark. Juul attended the public school (realskole) in Randers. He emigrated to the United States and settled in Chicago, Illinois, in 1880. He engaged in the publishing business. He studied law, and graduated from the law department of Lake Forest University in 1898. He was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Chicago.

He was an alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois in 1892. He served as a member of the State senate from 1898 to 1914. He served as assistant attorney of the Sanitary District of Chicago from 1907 to 1911. Juul was elected as a Republican from Illinois's 7th congressional district to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917 - March 3, 1921). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920.[2][3]

He was appointed by President Warren G. Harding United States Collector of Customs for the Port of Chicago on January 1, 1921, and served until December 31, 1922, when he resigned. He resumed the practice of law until his death in Chicago, on December 4, 1929.

Personal lifeEdit

Niels Juul was married to Hulda E Risberg Juul (1858-1897). They were the parents of three children including Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball coach Herb Juul. Niels Juul died in 1929 and was interred in Mount Olive Cemetery in Chicago.


  1. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Juddson to Jyles". Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  2. ^ Members of the House who were born in foreign countries Archived 2010-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Congressional Biographical Directory". Retrieved 13 December 2016.

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Related ReadingEdit

  • Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013) The Almanac of American Politics 2014 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press) ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4