Former American Angus Association president, Illinois politician and charter member of the International.
1872-1952 | Artist: Othmar J. Hoffler (1893-1954)
Impact & Accomplishments
Simon Lantz founded the Angus herd that is today Lantz and Dickinson, Congerville, Illinois, in 1896. He was manager of the Central Illinois Angus Association during a period of great growth for the breed, and he served as president of the American Angus Association in 1941.
Lantz was first elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1914, and then served in the state senate from 1916 to 1952, where he was active on the Agriculture Committee.
A charter board member of the International, Senator Lantz was also chairman of the Illinois State Fair Board.
Did You Know?
Lantz's legacy continues on to this day with Lantz & Dickinson Angus - an active farm since 1896.