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The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1923

Biographical: U. S. senators, state officers, supreme court judges, state senators, members of assembly,   pp. [597]-640 ff. PDF (15.6 MB)

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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.
  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.
  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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