Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book
Members of the legislature, pp. -72 PDF (2.9 MB)
46 WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK BAKKE PRITCHARD GILLEY Dunn Eau Claire Florence, Forest and Oneida G. H. BAKKE (Rep.) was born in the town of Menomonie on August 21, 1918. He attended the Hudson Road rural school, Dunn County School of Agriculture, and graduated from the College of Agriculture of the University of Wisconsin. Before his election to the assembly he was a special instructor in agriculture at the Dunn County School of Agriculture. Mr. Bakke was an organizer and past president of the Menomonie Lions Club; deputy district governor of Lions International; trustee of the Dunn County Agricultural Society; general chairman of the first annual county-wide dairy day; and director of the Com- munity Chest. He is a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. During World War II he served in the navy for two years, in the Asiatic-Pacific theater. On April 3, 1951 he was elected to the assembly to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Earl Hanson. Home Address: 1102 Eleventh Street, Menomonie. JOHN T. PRITCHARD (Rep.) was born on December 20, 1884 in Caernarvon, Wales and received his early education there. In 1905 he came to America. He studied in the College of Agriculture at the Uni- versity of Wisconsin for two years. Since then he has engaged in farming, moving to Eau Claire County in 1913. In 1943 Mr. Pritchard was selected by the Eau Claire chapter of Future Farmers to receive the certificate of recognition at the Wisconsin State Fair. This award was made to him for outstanding accomplishments as a farmer in contributing to the education and training of rural youth in agricul- ture. He has held various public offices and for twelve years was a member of the county board of supervisors. Mr. Pritchard is serving his tenth term in the legislature. Home Address: Route 5, Eau Claire. CLARENCE WILLIAM GILLEY (Rep.) was born on May 11, 1919 at Rhinelander. He graduated from the high school in that city and later attended Coyne Electric School in Chicago. He was an electrical con- tractor, and at present is in the general insurance business. Mr. Gilley has held the office of Commander in the American Legion. He is a World War II veteran, having served in the 77th Infantry Division. This is his second term in the assembly. Home Address: 804 Keenan Street, Rhinelander.
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