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Ohm, Howard F.; Bryhan, Leone G. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1937

Members of the legislature,   pp. [23]-70 PDF (16.7 MB)

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         WHITE                 NELSON              McDERMID
       10th District         11th District         12th District
  KENNETH S. WHITE (Rep.), the son of Attorney Ferris M. White
of River Falls. was born in that city on January 17, 1897. After attend-
ing the Teachers College at River Falls, he entered the Law School of
the University of Minnesota. He served in the army with the A.E.F. in
France and after his discharge continued his law course at the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin and was graduated from that institution in 1921. Since
that time he has practiced law at River Falls in partnership with his
father. Mr. White has always been active in community affairs, serving
as district attorney of Pierce County for two terms and as a member of
the county board for three terms. He was a delegate to the National
Republican Convention held in Cleveland last June. He was elected to
the senate for the first time in 1936. Home Address: River Falls.
  Tenth senatorial district: Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce, and St. Croix Counties.
  PHILIP E. NELSON (Rep.) was born on September 1, 1891 on a farm
at Curtiss, Wisconsin. He received his secondary education at Colby
High School and later was graduated from the Williams Business Col-
lege at Oshkosh. He has been employed by the Oakland Motor Car
Company at Pontiac, Michigan as cost accountant and has operated
cheese factories in Clark and Rusk Counties, and a general store
at Conrath. He now owns and operates a farm at Cloverland, Maple
P. 0., Douglas County. During 1921-23 and 1925-35, he was a member
of the county board of supervisors in Douglas County. For twenty-
two months he served in the World War, most of the time with the
A.E.F. in France. In 1927 and 1929, he was a member of the assembly
and in 1931 of the senate, to which office he was re-elected in 1934.
Home Address: Route 1, Maple.
  Eleventh senatorial district: Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, and Wash-
burn Counties.
  JOSEPH E. McDERMID (Prog.) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
on March 20, 1894. He came to Wisconsin in 1899 with his parents.
He attended Chicago Veterinary College for three years and Indiana
Veterinary College at Indianapolis for one year, where he received
the degree of D.V.M\1. He enlisted and served two years with the
medical corps during the World War, and is a charter member of
the Vinton Moore Post of the American Legion at Ladysmith. Since
1921 he has practiced veterinary medicine at Ladysmith. He is a mem-
ber of the Rusk County Board of Supervisors, and is chairman of its
road and bridge committee. He was elected to his first term in the
legislature in April 1935 to fill a vacancy and was reelected in 1936.
Home Address: Ladysmith.
  Twelfth senatorial district: Ashland, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, and
Vilas Counties.

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