Ohm, Howard F.; Bryhan, Leone G. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1940
Members of the legislature, pp. -70 PDF (13.3 MB)
70 WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK Clark Slocum Merrill Wood Chief Clerk Sergeant-at-Arms WILLIAM WALTER CLARK (Rep.) was born in Plum City in 1885. He was graduated from River Falls Teachers College and attended the University of Wisconsin. He taught for a number of years in a country school, high school, and county agricultural school and has also served as county agricultural agent. Mr. Clark has been a farmer and cattle-buyer. He has acted as chairman of the town of Hansen since 1931, and as chairman of the Wood County Board from 1938 to 1939. He was elected to the assembly for the first time in 1920 and was reelected in 1938. Home Address: Vesper. JOHN J. SLOCUM was born at Wausau oii September 20, 1905. He was graduated from St. Mary's parochial school at Wausau and the Wausau High School and attended the University of Notre Dame for two years. Mr. Slocum was chairman of the Young Democrats Clubs of WVis- consin in 1933 and 1934, secretary to former United States Senator, F. Ryan Duffy in 1937 and 1938, and since 1936 secretary of the Demo- cratic State Central Committee. He served as chief clerk of the assembly during the regular and special sessions of 1933 and 1934, and was reelected in that capacity for the 19:19 session. Home Address: Wausai. ROBEI1T A. MEII1ILL was born oii Jainuary 29, 1881 at SpaiLa where he was educated in the public schools. After his graduation from high school he edited and published a weekly newspaper in Sparta until 1908 when he entered the postal service. During the World War he served both at home and in France and was promoted to the rank of Major. He received the Purple Heart decoration. After returning from the war he published the Sparta Herald until 1921 when he went to the University of Wisconsin from which he was graduated in 1925 with bhe degree of B. S. in electrical engineering. Since that time he has been employed as electrical and safety engineer with the Northern States Power Company of Eau Claire. Mr. Merrill is a Scottish and York Rite Mason and a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Home Address: 711 Fourth Avenue, Eau Claire.
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