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Term: Harper, Hugh A. 1885


(Rep.), born Lancaster, Dec. 24, 1885. Educated public schools Lancaster, Madison. Liberal arts, agriculture at Univ. of Wis., B.A. 1910. Lifetime farmer. Served 6 years in National Guard. Selected by the Helm's Athletic Foundation in 1908 as one of the top 10 college basketball players; played basketball for 3rd Wis. regiment and for 1910 AAU. champion team. Past pres. Wis. Farm Bureau; dir. Amer. Farm Bureau Fed.; officer Amer, Equity Soc. Served as school board member, town clam., county board chm., pres. Wis. County Boards Assn. Elected to Assembly 1930; served 11 terms. Vice chairman Assembly Third Reading Com. Member Joint Finance Com., Legis. Council. Served on 11 standing committees including Agriculture, Education, Highways, State Affairs and various interim committees including Education, Highways, Water Resources. Home address: 1016 W. Maple St., Lancaster. (Blue Book 1964)

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Hugh A. Harper Papers for details.

[Source: Blue book]
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