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Members of the legislature,   pp. [25]-72 PDF (2.9 MB)

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       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,

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