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Part VIII. Biographical,   pp. [477]-512 PDF (12.5 MB)

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                          BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.                        
 in Co. I, 21st Wis. Vol. Inf., at its organization and served with the same
during the war;
 has held various minor local offices; was elected member of assembly for
1885; was elected
 to the fiftieth congress in 1886, receiving 15,983 votes against 11,526
votes for Andrew Haben,
 democrat, and 1,761 votes for E. D. Kanouse, prohibitionist.
                                   Seventh Distrc-t.
 Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties.
Population -
                                         165, 30.
   ORMSBY B. THOMAS, of Prairie du Chien. Crawford county, was born in Sandgate,
 Bennington county, Vermont, August 21.1,S'32: received a common school education;
 came to Wisconsin in 1836 and settled at Prairie du Chien, where he has
continued to reside;
 is by profession an attorney-at-law; has been district attorney of Crawford
county several
 times, was member of assembly in 1862, 1805 and IC67. presidential elector
in 1872 and was
 state senator in 1880 an1 1881; was in the war of the rebellion, being captain
of company
 D, 31st Wisconsin Vol. Inf. He was elected as a republican to the forty-ninth
 receiving 18,437 votes against 15,446 for Gilbert 31. Woodward, democrat
and 1,147 for S. B.
 Loomis, prohibitionist; re-elected to the fiftieth congress, receiving 16,720
votes against
 11,917 votes for S. N. Dickenson, democrat, and 2.175 votes for S. B. Loomis,
                                 Eighth District.
 Barron, Bavfiel l, Buffalo, Burnett, Clark. Douglas. Dunn, Ean Claire..Jaekkon,
Pepin. Pierce,
     Polk, St. Croix, Trempealeau and Washburn counties. Populaticn, 1885--
   WILLIAM THOMPSON PRICE, of Black River Falls. Jackson county, was born
in the
 town of Barre, Huntington county, Pa, June 17,1 '21: -was wb- occuation
a lumberman; came
 to Wisconsin in 1845, settled at Black River Fallk: was a menih:r of assembl-
in 1851, and
 of the senate in 1857 and 1870 and 1S71: county jud:of rf ac-n county in
1853 and 1854,
 and undersheriff in 1835: was collector of internal r-venu:e fro:n 1-.3
to 18,. and has served
 as chairman of the county board of sup-rvi!orz: waq ur-.-i l-nt of the Jackson
county bank;
 was elected to the senate of 1878. '79. "8) and "-I : w-s a ineaiber
of assembly for 1882; was
 elected to the forty-eighth congress as a republican. reoeivinz 14.059 votes,
against 11,315
 votes for W. F. Bailey, democrat; was re-elected to th,- fo-rt-ninth congress
by a vote of
 24,460 against 16,183 for L. E. Larson, democrat: was re-elected in 1886
for the fiftieth
 congress, receiving 23,857 against 11,850 for James Blracklin, democrat.
Died December
 6, 1886.
   HUGH H. PRICE, of Black River Falls, Jack,_on County, was born in 1859,
in the village
 of Black River Falls. He is by occupation a lumberman and miller. He was
educated in
 the Union High school of his native town, and at the Wifs-onsin State University.
He has
 been a member of the city council of Black River Falls. of the county board
of Jackson
 County, secretary of the Jackson County Agricultural Society in 1885, a
director in the Jack-
 son County Bank, and since he left the University has had charge of an extensive
 business, which employs about 600 men annually. He was elected to fill the
vacancy in the
 49th congress, made by the death of his father, the Hon. Wim. T. Price,
receiving 12,1238
 votes, against 5,209 votes for James Bardon, democrat.
 NILS P. HA-UGEN, of River Falls, Pierce County, was born in the parish of
 Norway, March 9, 1849: graduated in the law department of the Mtichigan
State University,
 in the class of 1874: is by profession a lawyer; came to Wisconsin in 1854,
and settled in
 Pierce county; was phonographic reporter of the eighth judicial circuit
for several years,
 and on the eleventh circuit from July, 1876, to May, 1878; was elected as
a republican to
 the assembly for 1879, and re-elected for 1880; was elected on the republican
ticket as rail-
 road commissioner, that office having been made elective by the legislature
of 1881, receiv-
 ing 83,507 votes against 69,420 for Ambrose Hoffman, democrat, 11,870 for
John Nader,
 prohibitionist, and 6,901 for T. G. Brunson, greenbacker. He -was re-elected
in 1884, receiv-
ing 162,116 votes against 145,001 for Conrad Krez, democrat, 7,962 for Henry
Sanford, pro-
hibitionist, and 4,346 for John Kiefer, greenbacker. At the special election
on January 18,
1887, to fill vacancy caused by the death of W. T. Price, he was elected
to the 50th congress for
the full term beginning March 4, 1887, receiving 8,159 votes, against 6,803
votes for Samuel
C. Johnson, and 2,620 votes for Peter Truax, prohibitionist.

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