BANCROFT, HORACE HERBERT, city editor of the "Jacksonville Journal," was born in Jacksonville, Ill., October 16, 1873. In boyhood he attended the public schools, afterward became a pupil in Whipple Academy, and later entered Illinois College, from which he was graduated in 1896. Subsequently, he read law with C. A. Barnes, and then pursued a course in the law department of the University of Michigan. In 1902 he became connected with the "Jacksonville Journal," and was made city editor in 1904.
In politics, Mr. Bancroft is an earnest Republican, and "stumped" the State for the party ticket in 1896 and 1900. At one time he was a candidate for the nomination of State Senator. Fraternally, he is affiliated with Jacksonville Lodge, No. 570, A.F. & A.M., of which he is Pastor Master. He is a member of the order of Sons of the American Revolution, belonging to Samuel Adams Chapter, which he organized, and is serving on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College.