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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1952
(1952)

Members of the legislature,   pp. [25]-72 PDF (17.1 MB)


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62                  WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
       LA   AVE             MELCHIOR                LORGE
       Oconto              Outagamie, Ist         Outagamie, 2nd
  REUBEN LA FAVE (Rep.) was born at Oconto on September 27, 1915.
After graduating from high school he attended the Railroad School of
Auditors. He was a county caseworker and is the proprietor of a
service station. Mr. La Fave is a member of the county board. He
served as chairman of Sportmen's Congress in 1949 and 1950, and is an
active member of the Civic Club, Yacht Club, Kiwanis Club, Wisconsin
Service Association and various other civic organizations. During World
War II he was chief petty officer in the auxiliary coast guard. This is
his first term in the legislature. Home Address: 636 Brazeau Avenue,
Oconto.
  WALTER MELCHIOR (Rep.) was born in Green Bay on August 18,
1894. He attended the Wausaukee elementary and high schools. Since
his graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1927
he has practiced law, been an insurance counsel and a pulp and paper
maker. His public offices include city attorney of New London and
government appeal agent in the selective service system during World
War II. In 1932 and 1948 he was a delegate to the National Republican
Conventions. Mr. Melchior is a World War I veteran of the Rainbow
Division and was awarded the American Silver Star and the French
Croix de Guerre. From 1940 to 1945 he was a lieutenant in the Wis-
consin State Guard. This is his first term in the legislature. Home
Address: 1731 North Harriman Street, Appleton.
  Outagamie County, first district: Towns of Bovina, Center, Dale,
Ellington, Grand Chute, and Greenville; village of Shiocton; city of
Appleton.
  GERALD D. LORGE (Rep.) was born July 9, 1922 at Bear Creek. He
attended elementary and high schools in that locality and is studying
for his law degree, taking courses at Marquette University. He has
been a farmer all his life and also worked with his father in his black-
smith shop. From 1941 to 1945 he served in the marine corps. Prior to
his election to the assembly in 1950 he had held no public office. Home
Address: Bear Creek.
  Outagamie County, second district: Towns of Black Creek, Buchanan,
Cicero, Deer Creek, Freedom, Hortonia, Kaukauna, Liberty, Maine, Maple
Creek, Oneida, Osborne, Seymour, and Vandenbroek; villages of Black
Creek, Bear Creek, Combined Locks, Hortonville, Kimberly, and Little
Chute; cities of Kaukauna, Seymour, and third ward of New London.


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