L.W. Tuesburg was born at Lowell, LaSalle County, Illinois, on September 28, 1878. He lived at Farm Ridge, in the same county, until the year 1894, when he came to Pontiac, Illinois, and resided with an uncle while attending Pontiac High School. He graduated in 1898, being the first student of the institution to complete a four-year course in three years. Frater Tuesburg entered the Wesleyan Law School in September, 1902, and remained there one year. He pursued his further studies in law in the office of Fred G, White, of Pontiac, and was admitted to the Bar in October, 1904, and on January 1, 1905, became a member of the firm of White & Tuesburg, practicing law at Pontiac, Illinois. During his fraternity career, he held only one office, that of treasurer, and he was also president of the Freshman Law Class.