The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1923
Biographical: U. S. senators, state officers, supreme court judges, state senators, members of assembly, pp. -640 ff. PDF (15.6 MB)
BIOGRAPHICAL .601 candidate for congress and secured the nomination in the primaries over two opponents, Elmer S. Hall, Secretary of State, and Circuit Judge Henry Graass. He was elected to the 68th Congress, Novem- ber 7, 1922, receiving 35,117 votes, against 22,105 by his opponent Judge Henry Graass, who ran as an independent. TENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Dunn, Barron, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Trempealeau, Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce and St. Croix counties. JAMES A. FREAR (Rep.) of Hudson, Wisconsin, was born in that city; graduated National Law University, Washington, D. C.; appointed district attorney St. Croix County in 1896, and elected thereafter for three terms; Wisconsin Assembly 1902; State Senate 1904; Secretary of State three terms; elected to Sixty-third and all subsequdnt Congresses, and renominated and re-elected to Sixty-eighth Congress. ELEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Vilas, Burnett, Polk, Washburn, Sawyer, Rusk, Price, Taylor, Oneida and Lincoln counties. H1. H. PEAVEY was born in Adams, Minnesota, January 12, 1881; moved to Redwood Falls, Minn., when five years of age and was brought up on a farm nine miles south of that town. At seventeen he attended the high school at Redwood Falls, Minn., and attended the Pillsbury school at Owatonnak, Minn., for the two years following. He worked for the Beatrice Creamery company of Lincoln, Nebraska, for two years and then for a wholesale fruit and vegetable house in Wichita, Kansas, and Enid, Okla., in 1903. He engaged in the real estate business in Redwood Falls, Minn., from 1904 to 1906; real estate and town sites at Carlyle, Cresbard and Lowry, S. D., and moved to Washburn, Wis- consin in 1910. He was elected alderman in the spring of 1911, and mayor in 1912. He is American born and a Progressive Republican in politics; served as delegate to the convention in Faulk county, S. D., during 1906. Elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1912. In 1915 became owner and editor of the Washburn News, published at Wash- burn, Wisconsin. In May, 1917, he volunteered his services to Governor Philipp and was commissioned a captain of infantry. Recruited Bay- field County Company of 176 men accepted at Camp Douglas and des- ignated as "D" Company 6th Wisconsin Infantry. During re-organiza- tion of 32nd Division at Waco, Texas, October, 1917, was assigned with 125 original men as "B" Company of the 107 Military Police. Em- barked to France in January, 1918. Was relieved of command by sickness while on the Belfort front in June, 1918, and was invalided back to the United States in September, 1918. Was assigned to the U. S. Army Hoslpital, Des Moines, from which received discharge January, 1919. Re-entered newspaper field as editor of the Wash- burn News, being retained in this position when elected to Congress November 7th, 1922, having previously defeated Congressman A. P. Nelson in the September primaries.
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