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The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1923
(1923)

Biographical: U. S. senators, state officers, supreme court judges, state senators, members of assembly,   pp. [597]-640 ff. PDF (15.6 MB)


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BIOGRAPHICAL
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                SIXTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
                Grant, Crawford and Vernon counties.
   HENRY E. ROETHE (Rep.), editor of the Fennimore Times, is serv-
 ing his second term, fourth session, in the senate without having intro-
 duced a single bill. He served in the assembly in the 1907-09-13 ses-
 sions and offered but a few bills to amend existing laws. He was
 elected to the state senate in 1916 on a platform of fewer laws, strict
 economy in public expenditures and opposition to the creation of un-
 necessary offices and has fought for these principles in each session.
 He was nominated and re-elected to the state senate in 1920 without
 opposition, receiving 10,569 votes in the primary and 16,556 votes in
 the election. He was born in Whitewater, May 24, 1866, was educated
 in the common schools and normal; served as town clerk, and village
president of Fennimore; presidential elector and messenger to Wash-
ington in 1900. Resides at Fennimore.
              SEVENTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
                 Iowa, Lafayette and Green counties.
   0. H. JOHNSON (Rep.) was born on a farm in the town of Wiota,
 Lafayette county, Wisconsin, March 10, 1893. He received a common
 school education; was graduated from Pleasant View Acadamy, Ottawa,
 Illinois, and from St. Olaf College, Nortaifield, Minn. His occupation is
 insurance. Served as private secretary to Congressman John M. Nelson
 during the Sixty-seventh Congress. He resigned this position to be-
 come a candidate for state senator, and was elected to the state senate
 in 1922 without opposition, receiving 10,374 votes.
                EIGHTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
          Fond du Lac, Waushara and Green Lake counties.
   WILLIAM A. TITUS (Rep.) was born on a farm in the town of Empire,
 Fond du Lac county, Aug. 30, 1868. Four years later the family re-
 moved to the town of Eden, where he resided until he was thirty, ex-
 cept the four years he spent as a public-school teacher. He was
 educated in the rural schools, Fond du Lac high school, University of
 Wisconsin and University of' Chicago. He became identified with the
 Standard Lime & Stone Company, first as secretary-treasurer and later
 as president. He served as president of the Board of Education of
 Fond du Lac two terms and member of the Board of Visitors of the
 University four terms. Was elected Curator of the State Historical So-
 ciety in 1920. He has always shown a keen interest in agricultural and
 social problems. In political views, he is a pronounced Progressive.
 Was elected to the senate in 1920, receiving 15,355 votes to 952 for
 William Tomelty (Soc.).
                NINETEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
                   Calumet and Winnebago counties.
   MERRITT F. WHITE (Rep.) was born at Winneconne, Aug. 26, 1865.
 He was educated in the schools of Winneconne and at the Oshkosh
 Normal. For a number of years he has been engaged in the grass
 matting business with the Waite Grass Carpet Co., Oshkosh.       For
 twenty-three years he was president of the village of Winneconne,
 eighteen years a member of the county board of Winnebago county,
 eighteen years a member of the county highway commission, and
 served as state senator from Winnebago county during the sessions
 of 1911 and 1913. In the November, 1922, senatorial election he received
 11,841 votes to 3,700 for Julius H. Dennhardt (Ind. Re]).), a majority
 of 8,141.


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