Heg, James E. (ed.) / The blue book of the state of Wisconsin. Comprising the constitutions of the United States and of the state of Wisconsin, Jefferson's manual, forms and laws for the regulation of business; also lists and tables for reference, etc.
Twenty-Third Volume (1885)
Part VIII. Biographical, pp. -453 ff. PDF (14.8 MB)
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. 421 Ninth District. Green Lake, Portage and Waushara counties. Population, 44,900. JAMES FRANKLIN WILEY (Rep.), of Hancock, was born in the town of Gouverneur, StfLawrence county, New York, on the 17th of May, 1832; removed to Wisconsin in 1855, settling at Hancock; received a common school education; is engaged in a general mercan- tile business; was postmaster at Hancock for twenty-three years; has held various local of- fices; was a delegate to state convention of 1881 and '84; was elected state senator for 1881 and 182, and re-elected in 1882 for a term of four years, receiving 8,043 votes, against 3,619 for William Stewart, democrat, and 171 for C. Sherman, greenbacker. Tenth District. Waukesha county. Population, 28,957. JOHN A. LINS (Rep.), of Eagle, was born in Wachstadt, Province Saxony, Germany, October 3, 1840; received a common school and partial academic education; is a merchant; came to Wisconsin in 1857 and settled in Milwaukee; after the war he returned to Wisconsin and located at Eagle; enlisted as a private in company C, 5th Wisconsin Infantry, and par- ticipated in the battles of Lee's Mills, Williamsburg, Golden's Farm, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hills, Crampton Cap, Antietam, Fredericksburg, in December, 1862, and May, 1863; Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Wilderness, November, 1863, and May, 1864; Spottsylvania Court House and Cold Harbor, June 1, 1864, where he was severely wounded; has been county treasurer two years, chairman of board of supervisors a num- ber of times: was member of assembly in 1881: was elected state senator in 1884. receiving 3,314 votes against 3,154 votes for J. D. McDonald, democrat, and 298 for George McKerrow, prohibitionist. Eleventh ,District. Ashland, Clark, Lincoln, Price, Sawyer, Taylor and Wood counties. Population, 26,362. MERRITT CLARKE RING (Rep.). of Neillsville, Clark county, was born in Milton, Rock county. Wisconsin, October 30,1850; received an high-school education, and graduated from the Wisconsin Law School in 1873; is by profession a lawyer; has always lived in the state, at Cooksville, Rock county, until 1856, from 1857 to 1874, at Sparta, and since that time at Neillsville; has never held office before; was elected to the state senate in 1884 to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of C. M. Webb, receiving 6,793 votes against 6,520 for John Ed- wards, democrat. Twelfth District. Green and La Fayette counties. Population, 42,007. JAMES SEYMOUR WADDINGTON (Rep.), of Argyle, La Fayette county, was born in Chautauqua county, New York, November 12,1831; came to Wisconsin in 1841 and settled at Wiota, La Fayette county, where he remained until 1844, when he removed to Belvidere, Ills., returning to Wisconsin in 1848 and settling at Argyle, where he has since resided; re- ceived a common school education; is a merchant; has held various local positions and was county judge from January 1878 to January 1882; was elected state senator in 1884, receiving 5,099 votes against 4,121 votes for Edward Ruegger, democrat and 372 votes for D. R. Grover, prohibitionist. Thirteenth District. Dodge county. Population, 45,928. BENJAMIN F. SHERMAN (Dem.), of Beaver Dam, was born at Ann Arbor, Mich., No- vember 30, 1836; received a common school education; is a printer and publisher by occu- pation; is one of the proprietors of the Beaver Dam Argus; came to Wisconsin in 1857, settling at Beaver Dam; was member of assembly in 1880; chairman of county board of supervisors in 1880, '81, '82, '83 and '84; was elected state senator in 1882, receiving 3,611 votes against 2,999 for George Schott, independent democrat, and 87 for John Dunn, greenbacker. Fourteenth District. Juneau and Sauk counties. Population, 44,309. DAVID B. HULBURT (Rep.), of Loganville, Sauk county, was born in Portland, Chau- tauqua county, New York, December 8, 1829; received an academic education and grad- uated from the normal school department; is a farmer and surveyor; came to Wisconsin
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