1 Journalist 2 Springfield, Illinois 3 Attorney and mayor of Toledo, Ohio 4 Ambassador to Belgium 5 Writings 6 Represented in popular culture 7 Legacy and honors 8 Notes 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links
The Holy Trinity, as Ohio mayors (L-R)
Henry Thomas Hunt
His political writing attracted attention by Illinois politicians, and
Whitlock was offered a job as Gov. John Peter Altgeld's personal
secretary; instead he took a position with the Secretary of State.
While in Springfield, he also studied the law under Senator J. M.
Palmer; he was admitted to the bar in 1894, at the age of 25.
Whitlock had married Susan Brainerd in 1892, but she died four months
after their wedding. In 1895 he married again, choosing her sister
In 1893, Whitlock prepared the pardon documents for the Haymarket
Affair's convicted men: Fielden, Neebe, and Schwab. After Gov. Altgeld
signed the pardons, Whitlock commented, "The storm will break now," to
which the governor replied, "It was merely doing right." 
Whitlock became very active in
Illinois Democratic Party
After finishing his last term as mayor, in 1913 Whitlock was appointed
(1908). Abraham Lincoln. (1910-1913). On the Enforcement of Law in Cities. (1914). Forty Years of It. (1919). Belgium: a Personal Record [2 vols.] (1920). Walt Whitman: How to Know Him. (1929). Lafayette. (1936). The Letters and Journal of Brand Whitlock.
(1902). The Thirteenth District: The Story of a Candidate. (1904). The Happy Average. (1904). Her Infinite Variety. (1907). The Turn of the Balance. (1910). The Gold Brick. (1912). The Fall Guy. (1923). J. Hardin and Son. (1926). Uprooted. (1927). Transplanted. (1928). Big Matt. (1931). Narcissus. (1931). The Little Green Shutter. (1933). The Stranger on the Island.
Represented in popular culture
John F. Kennedy
Legacy and honors
For his service to Belgium, Whitlock received numerous honors,
including the Order of Leopold knighthood. A boulevard in Brussels
was named for him in the
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