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

Members of the legislature,   pp. [23]-70 PDF (13.3 MB)

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HIPKE                  COOK                AUSTIN
Chippewa               Clark               Columbia
  GEORGE H. HIPKE (Rep.) was born at New Holstein, on Decem-
ber 29, 1879. He received his education in the common schools of his
home town. At an early age he entered the mercantile business and at
present devotes his time to the canning industry, forest products, and
the selling of land. He has held a number of public offices. From 1921
to 1931, he was on the Stanley Board of Education. Since 1919 he has
been a member of the board of trustees of the Chippewa County Asylum;
and from 1932 to 1935 was mayor of Stanley. He is serving his third
term in the assembly. Home Address: Stanley.
  WALTER E. COOK (Rep.) was born on a farm near Unity on Decem-
ber 21, 1888. After attending the grade schools of that village he spent
two years in high school. Mr. Cook has owned and operated a farm for
fifteen years and has been a farm and livestock auctioneer for twenty
years. He has served as a member of the council and as school treasurer
of Unity. In 1938 he was elected to the assembly where he is serving his
first term. Home Address: Unity.
  ARTHUR E. AUSTIN (Rep.) was born on January 22, 1891 in the
town of Lowville, Columbia County. He received his education in the
country school, the graded school at Rio, and the Columbus High School.
He is a farmer and livestock dealer and still lives on the farm on which
he was born. Mr. Austin has served his community as town treasurer, a
member of the school board, secretary-treasurer of the Rio Cooperative
Creamery, and as a church trustee. He was elected to the assembly for
the first time in 1938. Home Address: Rio.

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