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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958

Biographies and pictures of constitutional officers, supreme court justices, members of Congress, members of legislature,   pp. [1]-68 PDF (22.7 MB)

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  Green, Kenosha, Racine, Rock, Walworth Counties.
  LAWRENCE HENRY SMITH* (Rep.) born at Racine Sept. 15, 1892.
Early education in elementary schools of Racine and Milwaukee Uni-
versity School. Attended Milwaukee State Teachers College 2 years,
enrolled Marquette University, graduated from   its law school June
1923. Since that time a practicing attorney in Racine. During World
War I was in 32nd Division of the infantry from     1917-19. Depart-
ment commander of American Legion Department of Wisconsin 1938-39.
Also served as president Racine County Bar Assn. In a special election
Aug. 1941 elected to Congress to fill vacancy caused by death of Con-
gressman Bolles. Has been re-elected successively. Has been a mem-
ber of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs 12 years and is pres-
ently serving on it. Home Address: 4510 Spring St., Racine.
  Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, .Waukesha Counties.
  DONALD E. TEWES (Rep.) born at Merrill Aug. 4, 1916. Graduated
Merrill High School; B.A. Valparaiso University; LL.B. University of
Wisconsin Law School. President Tewes-Roedel Plastics Corporation,
Waukesha. In 1955 named small business representative and 1st chair-
man advisory committee of laymen and legislators to Wisconsin In-
dustrial Development Division of State Executive Department. Former
district chairman and member executive committee Republican Party
of Wisconsin. Past president Waukesha Kiwanis Club. Entered mili-
tary  forces as private; served 4 years including   2 with  General
Chennault's 14th Air Force Flying Tigers as combat intelligence of-
ficer; awarded Air Medal; discharged as Major. Married Myra Tor-
horst in 1946; 2 children, James aged 6 and Barbara aged 3. Elected
to Congress 1956. Home Address: 244 Frederick St., Waukesha.
  Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Rich-
land, Sauk, Vernon Counties.
  GARDNER R. WITHROW (Rep.) born La Crosse Oct. 5, 1892. Edu-
cated in grade and high schools of that city. After graduation from
high school entered the train service of Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy Railroad Company. In 1929 and 1931 was state representative
of the trainmen's brotherhood. Served in assembly 1927; member of
Joint Committee on Finance. Member of Congress 1931-39; re-elected
1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956. Home Address: La Crosse.
*Deceased Jan. 22, 1958.

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