A. W. McLaughlin, city treasurer of Franklin, Johnson Co., Ind., is a native of Johnson County, Ind., and was born in Franklin Township, August 8, 1860, and is the son of W. H. and Kate (Tilson) McLaughlin. He was reared on the farm, and secured a good education in the district schools and public schools of Franklin. He engaged in the sawmill of his father in Franklin until May 4, 1886, when he was elected to his present position as a republican, receiving a majority of about 162 votes. He was elected for two years. December 19, 1883, he was married to Miss Stella Thompson, who was born in Edinburg, Ind., in 1860, and is the daughter of I. M. Thompson, of the firm of Thompson, White & Co., proprietors of the Franklin Starch Works. To this union, a son, Harry A., was born February 27, 1885. Mr. McLaughlin is a member of the K. of P., uniform rank, and his wife is a member of the Christian Church.