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Biographical: U. S. senators, state officers, supreme court judges, state senators, members of assembly,   pp. [597]-640 ff. PDF (15.6 MB)

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                             BIOGRAPHICAL                             599
 as the Republican candidate for congress in 1914, two weeks before elec-
 tion, following the sudden death of the Republican nominee, but was de-
 feated. He was elected to the Sixty-fifth congress in 1916 and re-elected
 1918, 1920 and 1922.
   Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland counties.
   JOHN MANDT NELSON (Rep.) of Madison, was born in the town of
 Burke, Dane county, Oct. 10, 1870; received a collegiate education, being
 graduated from the university of Wisconsin in 1892, and from its law de-
 partment in 1896; pursued post-graduate studies at the state university,
 1901-03. He was married in 1891 to Thea Johanna Stondall; they have six
 children. He was elected school superintendent of Dane county in 1892 and
 re-elected in 1894; resigned to become book-keeper in the office of the
 retary of state 1894-97; correspondent in the state treasury 1898-1902;
 elected to the 59th congress in September 1906 to fill a vacancy, and was
 re-elected to the 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 67th and 68th con-
   The 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th Wards
 city of Milwaukee, towns of Wauwatosa, Greenfield, Franklin, Oak Creek
 and Lake, the village of West Milwaukee and cities of West Allis, Wau-
 watosa, South Milwaukee and Cudahy, all in Milwaukee county.
   JOHN C. SCHAFER (Rep.) is a locomotive engineer who enlisted in the
 13th Engineers, U. S. Army, May 24, 1917, and served with that unit
 under the French Fourth Army at Champagne; French Second Army at
 Verdun, St. Mihiel and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He was born in
 Milwaukee, May 7, 1893, educated in the district school, town of Wauwa-
 tosa and West Allis high school. Before-taking up railroad work he was
 employed in the office of the Allis-Chalmers Co. He never held an office
 until elected to the assembly in 1920. He was elected to Congress in
 November, 1922.
  The Ist, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 13th,-15th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st,
and 25th wards, city of Milwaukee, the towns of Granville and Milwaukee,
and the villages of North Milwaukee, east Milwaukee and Whitefish Bay,
all in Milwaukee county.
  VICTOR L. BERGER (Soc.) was the first Socialist ever elected to
congress, having  been a member of the Sixty-Second       Congress.   He
was born Feb. 28, 1860 in Nieder-Rehbach, Austria, and was educated in
the Universities of Budapest and Vienna. He is a member of the In-
ternational Typographical Union and often served as a delegate to the
conventions of the American Federation of Labor. He was one of the
founders of the Socialist party and except at short intervals has been
a member of its National Executive Committee since its organization,
and. has represented the party in America at various times in Inter-
national Socialist Congresses and in the sessions of the International
Socialist Bureau In Brussels. He is editor of the Milwaukee Leader.
He was the Socialist candidate for United States Senator in the spe-
cial election in April, 1918, and was elected to Congress in November,
but was not seated. In November, 1922, he was elected a member 'of

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