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Wisconsin. State Conservation Committee (1915-27) / Biennial report of the State Conservation Commission of Wisconsin for the years 1915 and 1916
(1916)

Division of fisheries,   pp. 15-17 PDF (631.4 KB)


Page 15


                      BIENNIAL    REPORT                      15
                 DIVISION OF FISHERIES.
                        By JAMES NEvIN.
  It was in 1882 that I first became identified with Wisconsin's work in
fish culture and for 33 consecutive years I held the position of superintend-
ent of fisheries under the old Commissioners of Fisheries. It is only natural
that I should have a feeling of sentiment at the passing of the old commis-
sion with which I was connected for so many years. Memories both sad
and pleasant come to me as I read the names of the gentlemen with whom
I was associated during the past thirty-three years. Many of them have
passed to the great beyond. The roll of honor is large and one of which
I am proud. These gentlemen served the state as commissioners of fish-
eries with no thought of recompense, freely and gladly giving their best
efforts to the building of a fisheries department of which Wisconsin may
well be proud.
      *Hon. Philo Dunning ....................  Madison
      Hon. C. L. Valentine ....................  Janesville
      *Hon. Mark Douglas ....................  Melrose
      *Hon. John F. Antisdel ..     .................. Milwaukee
      *Hon. James V. Jones ....................  Oshkosh
      Hon. Chris Hutchinson ....................  Shullsburg
      Hon. Calvert Spensley ....................  Mineral Point
      *Hon. A. V. H. Carpenter ....................   Milwaukee
      Hon. E. S. Minor ....................  Sturgeon Bay
      'Gen  . E. E. Bryant ....................  Madison
      Dean E. A. Birge .................... Madison
      *Hon. Geo. F. Peabody ....................  Appleton
      Hon. Wm. J. Starr .................... Eau Claire
      Hon. C. G. Bell ....................   Bayfield
      *Hon. James J. Hogan ....................  La Crosse
      *Hon. Henry D. Smith          .................... Appleton
      Hon. Jabe Alford................................................ M
adison
      Hon. A. A. Dye ................... .   Madison
      Hon. A. L. Osborn            .................... Oshkosh
      Hon. Geo. B. Hudnall         .................... Superior
      Ex-Gov. Jas. 0. Davidson     .................... Madison
      *Ex-Gov. G. W. Peck .................... Milwaukee
      Hon. John C. Burns ....................  La Crosse
      Hon. B. C. Wolters ....................  Appleton
      Hon. Edw. F. Kileen .................... Wautoma
          *Deceased
  The change, however, was inevitable, and, in my opinion, the creation
of the present Conservation Commission is one that should have occurred
years ago. I will be brief in my report covering the Fisheries Division,


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