James Albert “Albie” Huff, age 70, of Monmouth, Illinois was born on February 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois and is the son of James A. and Mary Weir Huff. Albie was raised in what is now known as the “Stewart House” located at 1015 East Euclid Avenue. He first attended Garfield Elementary school in Monmouth and then the Leelanau Schools in Glen Arbor, Michigan. He then graduated from Monmouth High School with the class of 1970. Albie then attended Monmouth College, being the third generation of his family to do so, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. While at Monmouth College he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society and was awarded the F.Garvin Davenport Prize for Excellence in the study of History. Albie served ten years in the United States Navy Reserve where he received training as an Emergency Medical Technician. Albie married Sandy Johnson in 1974, and together they have two daughters, Kristin and her husband Paul Hallahan who reside in Chicago, Illinois and Mary and "DJ" Cook and their daughter Maeve who reside in Monmouth, Illinois.
Albie first was employed by Dave Turnbull at the funeral home in Monmouth, as an assistant, before employments at Monmouth Post office and the Community National Bank. He then enjoyed a successful career in sales and business development at Key Outdoor, Inc., Cole Harford Company, and lastly NAMCO Cybertainment, INC. in Chicago, Illinois. Albie then joined John Turnbull as an assistant in the operations at Turnbulls in 2009 to the present.
Albie enjoys sports, reading, playing golf, walking his golden retriever Izzy, and socializing with his many friends.