Ohm, Howard F.; Bryhan, Leone G. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1940
Members of Congress from Wisconsin, pp. -22 PDF (2.6 MB)
22 WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK EIGHTH CONGrESSIONAL DISTRICT Brown, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, and Outagamie Counties. JOSHUA L. JOHNS (Rep.) was born on February 27, 1881 in the town of Eagle in Richland County. He is a graduate of Richland Center High School, the University of Chattanooga in Tennessee, and Yale University. Mr. Johns is a lawyer and executive. In 1928 he served as private secretary and advisor to Fred R. Zimmerman, who was governor of the state of Wisconsin. He was also a colonel on the military staff of Governor Zimmerman. He was elected to the 76th Congress in 1938. Home Address: 908 East Alton Street, Appleton. NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, and Trempealeau Counties. MERLIN HULL (Prog.) spent his boyhood in a farming community at Sechlerville in Jackson County. Here he attended school and worked as a farm hand and country school teacher so that he might earn funds with which to continue his education. He also learned the printing trade. His higher educati.on was received at Gale College at Galesville, and De Pauw and Columbia Universities. After being admitted to the bar, he was a practicing attorney at Black River Falls. In 1904 he bought the Jackson County Journal, which in 1926 was consolidated with the Badger State Banner under the name of Banner-Journal. Mr. Hull still owns and publishes this newspaper. He has held various pub- lic offices, serving as district attorney of Jackson County; as a member of the assembly of the Wisconsin legislature in 1909, 1911, and 1913, being elected speaker of the assembly in 1913; and as Secretary of State in 1916 and again in 1918. He was a member of Congress from the sev- enth district from 1929-1931 and was elected from the ninth district in 1934, 1936 and 1938. Home Address: Black River Falls. TENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Ashland, Payfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Lincoln, Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, and Washburn Counties. B. J. GEHRMANN (Prog.) was born in Germany on February 13, 1880. At the age of thirteen he came to this country where he worked in a Chicago packing plant and attended night school. Two years later he moved to Clark County. Since 1915 he has lived in Ashland County where he cleared a farm five miles from Mellen and where he has farmed ever since. He has held a number of public offices, serving as assessor for five years, town chairman for five years, and school clerk since 1919. He has been an officer of the American Society of Equity for many years, serving as county president and member of the state executive board, and as state president of the organization for four years until it merged with the Farmers Union. He has been a member of the Wisconsin legislature serving in the assembly in 1927 and 1931 and in the senate in 1933. In 1934 he was elected to Congress and was reelected in 1936 and 1938. Home Address: Mellen.
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