One of the editorial contingent on the floor of the Senate is the Hon. A. B. Funk, representing the district composed of Emmett, Palo Alto, Dickinson and Kossuth counties. He was born in Adams county, Illinois, January 12, 1854. His father was a Baptist minister. In 1885 the family moved to Iowa and settled in Hamilton county. "Abe," as he was then called, attended school until 18 years of age, when he went to work at printing in the office of the Spirit Lake Beacon. In 1872 he secured an interest in the office and nine years later became sole proprietor. He now has a partner. He has been mayor of Spirit Lake and held the office of postmaster for two years and a half, In 1381 he was a delegate to the Republican national convention. His first election to the Senate was in 1887, and he is now serving his second term. He was married in August, 1878, to Miss Dora Barkman of Spirit Lake. They have several children. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.