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Charles Cicero was born in 1911 in Frontenac, Kansas. He graduated from Frontenac High School in 1929. Mr. Cicero served in the U. S. Army during World War II as a member of the 70th Infantry Division. During his time at Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas he majored in printing and helped to publish the weekly Collegio student newspaper and the KANZA yearbook. Charles married Effie Ellena on April 30, 1932 in Frontenac. Mr. Cicero worked for the Kansas City Southern Railway in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for Moore Brothers Printers from 1931-1934. In 1934 he formed a partnership with Frank Borgna and published The Frontenac Press until 1942. From 1950 to 1971 he owned and operated Baker Printing. He was postmaster of Frontenac Post Office from 1940 until his retirement in 1971. Mr. Cicero was also mayor of Frontenac from 1975-1977, city clerk in 1979, city treasurer 1981-1985, treasurer of Frontenac school board from 1978-1981, and on the Crawford County zoning board from 1978-1981. He was a member of the International Typography Union. Charles Cicero previously donated his complete collection of The Frontenac Press to Pittsburg State University archives to be preserved. Charles Cicero died at the age of 88 on July 23, 1999.

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Education, Languages and Literature

Size of Collection

.4 linear foot

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0197

Cicero, Charles, collection, 1922-1938



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