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Timme, Ernst G. (ed.) / The blue book of the state of Wisconsin
(1889)

Part VIII. Biographical,   pp. [485]-522 PDF (13.0 MB)


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BIOGRAPHICAL SXETCHES.
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                               Eighteenth District.
 The towns of Alto, Byron, Eldorado, Empire, Fond du Lac, Friendship, Lamartine,
Meto-
 men, Oakfield, Ripon, Rosendale, Springvale, Waupun, north ward of the city
of Wau-
 pun, and the cities of Fond du Lac and Ripon, in the county of Fond du Lac.
Population,
 1885-34,172.
 SAMUEL B. STANCHFIELD (Rep.), of Fond du Lac, was born in Leeds, Androscoggin
 county, Maine, March 17, 1837; received a common school education in Maine,
and is by
 occupation a farmer; came to Wisconsin in 1855, and settled at Fond du Lac;
was town
 clerk from 1874 to 1878; chairman of the county board for the years 1887
and 1888; presi-
 dent of the town insurance company from 1878 to 1884, since that time secretary
and treas-
 urer of the same company; president of the Fond du Lac County Agricultural
Society two
 years; president of the Wisconsin Central Stock Growers and Industrial Association
for
 1887, 1888, and elected for 1889; was elected to the assembly for the years
1885 and 1886.
 In 1888, he was elected state senator for four years, receiving 3,829 votes
against 3, 011 votes
 for James Fenelon, democrat, 267 votes for G. C. Hill, prohibitionist, and
79 votes for C. F.
 .raves, labor.
                               Nineteenth Disrtict.
     Winnebago county, except town and city of Menasha. Population, 1885-
45,871.
  GEORGE H. BUCKSTAFF (Rep.), of Oshkosh, was born in the parish of Dumbarton,
  Charlotte county, New Brunswick, March 8, 1837; had a common school education;
is a lum-
berman; came to Wisconsin in 1850, and settled at Oshkosh; enlisted in 1861
in Co. A., First
Regiment Wisconsin Infantry, and served three years; was wounded at Chickamauga,
Sep-
tember 19, 1863, and was discharged October 11, 1864; was a member of the
county board
in 1878 and 1879; was elected to the assembly for 1881, and was re-elected
for 1882; was
elected to the state senate in 1886, receiving 4,179 votes against 3,957
votes for D. R. Bean,
democrat and people's, and 583 for W. W. Race, prohibitionist; was chairman
of the com-
mittee on Privileges and Elections, in the 38th session, and chairman of
the committee on
Insurance, Banks and Banking.
                               Twentieth District.
The county of Sheboygan, and the towns of Ashford, Auburn, Calumet, Eden,
Forest,
  Marshfield, Osceola and Taycheedah, in the county of Fond du Lac. Population,
1885
  -51,250.
  MAJOR C. MEAD, (Dem.), of Plymouth, Sheboygan county, Wisconsin, was born
in the
town of Lyndon, Sheboygan county, Wis., June 26, 1858; received a common
and high
school education; graduated in the law department of the State University
in the class of
1881; is by profession a lawyer; has always resided in Sheboygan county;
never held any
public office before; was elected to the state senate in 1888, receiving
6,249 votes, against
3,874 for Asa Carpenter, republican.
                              Twenty-jlrst District.
Shawano and Waupaca counties, and towns of Texas, Easton, Wausau, Weston,
Norrie,
  Pike Lake, Kronenweth, Knowlton and city of Wausau, in Marathon county.
Population,
  1885 -55,404.
  JOHN E. LEAHY (Rep.), of Wausau, Wisconsin, was born at Dover, New Hampshire,
February 15,1842; was educated in a log school house in Portland, Dodge county,
Wisconsin,
and spent part of four years at the State University, but did not graduate;
left the uni-
versity and went into the army in 1863; is by occupation a lumberman; came
to Wisconsin
in 1849 and settled in Dodge county; lived there until he moved to Wausau;
was first lieu-
tenant of company C, 35th Wisconsin Vol. Infantry, and commanded the company
during
its whole term of service; was engaged in several skirmishes in Louisiana
and Arkansas
and took part in the seige and capture of Mobile, Alabama, and its surrounding-
forts; was
a member of the city council three years in succession, 1879-80-81, and mayor
of the city three
terms in succession; was a member of the city school board six years; was
elected member
of assembly for Marathon county in 1882; was elected to the state senate
in 1886, for four
years, receiving 6,766 votes against 5,248 votes for J. H. Woodnorth, democrat;
was chair-
man of the committee on Manufacturing and Commerce in the 38th session.
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