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Term: Johnson, Lester R. 1901

Definition:

(Dem.) born Brandon, Wis. June 16, 1901. Educated Brandon public schools. Attended Lawrence College 2 years. Received Ph.D. in 1924 from Univ. of Wisconsin. For 14 years in retail lumber, feed, and coal business. In 1941 received LL.B. from U.W. Law School. Practiced law in Black River Falls. Delegate to 1952 and 1960 Democratic National Conventions. Elected Assembly Chief Clerk as Progressive 1935 and 1937. Elected Jackson County district attorney as Progressive 1942 and 1944, as Democrat 1952. Elected to Congress in special election Oct. 13, 1953, to fill vacancy caused by death of Merlin Hull; now in 6th consecutive term. Member House Committee on Agriculture; in 1959 named chairman Dairy and Poultry Sub-committee, now Dairy Subcommittee. Home address: Black River Falls. (Blue Book 1964)

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Lester R. Johnson Papers for details.

[Source: Blue book]

66 records found

Adams, Charles Kendall 1835 - 1902
Adventists in Wisconsin
architecture in Wisconsin
Beneworth, James 1816 - 187?
Black River pinery
Burmaster, Elizabeth 1954
Chapin, Aaron Lucius 1817 - 1892
Civil War: 43rd Infantry
Civil War: African American troops
Doolittle, James Rood 1815 - 1897
Durward, Bernard Isaac 1817 - 1902
Eldredge, Charles Augustus 1820 - 1896
Evergreen Park Cottage Sanatorium (Historic Marker
Farwell, Leonard James 1819 - 1889
Grafton [origin of place name]
Henni, John Martin 1805 - 1881
Homme, Even Johnson 1843 - 1903
Howe, Timothy Otis 1816 - 1883
Inama, Adelbert 1798 - 1879
Jefferson County [origin of place name]
Johnson Creek [origin of place name]
Johnson Creek, Jefferson Co.
Johnson Creek, Village of, Jefferson Co.
Johnson, Alfred Stanley, jr. 1863 - 1932
Johnson, Burdette Jay 1826 - 1902
Johnson, Daniel Harris 1825 - 1900
Johnson, Gary K. 1939
Johnson, Jay W. 1943
Johnson, John Anders 1832 - 1901
Johnson, John, dates unverified
Johnson, Lawrence H. 1908
Johnson, Lester R. 1901
Johnson, Marathon Co.
Johnson, Raymond C. 1936
Johnson, Robert I. 1928
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1833 - 1919
Johnson, Town of, Marathon Co.
Johnson, Town of, Wood Co.
Johnson, Warren S. 1847 - 1911
Johnson, William A. 1922
Johnsonville [origin of place name]
Johnsonville, Sheboygan Co.
Kelly, Patrick 1792 - 1858
Krautbauer, Francis Xavier 1824 - 1885
Kundig, Martin 1805 - 1879
Lincoln, Town of, Wood Co.
Lumberjacks' nicknames (logging)
Mazzuchelli, Samuel Charles 1806 - 1864
Mcdill, Alexander Stuart 1822 - 1875
Onalaska [brief history]
Paramount records
railroad disasters in Wisconsin
Randall, Gov. Alexander W. (1819-1872)
Rock River
Salzmann, Joseph 1819 - 1874
Sholes, Christopher Latham 1819 - 1890
slavery in Wisconsin
Smith, Abraham Hyatt 1814 - 1892
Soldiers Grove Origins (Historic Marker Erected 19
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1750-1783
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Vietnam War
Watertown [brief history]
Watertown [origin of place name]
Whitewater [brief history]

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