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Ohm, Howard F.; Bryhan, Leone G. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1940
(1940)

Members of Congress from Wisconsin,   pp. [13]-22 PDF (2.6 MB)


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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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