A Republican politician describes changes in government regulating powers

Pioneer and Political Reminiscences


Nils Pederson Haugen came to Wisconsin from Norway in 1855. Elected to the state Assembly in 1878, Haugen, a Republican, became State Railroad Commissioner in 1881 and served in Congress from 1887 to 1895. In 1901, Haugen was appointed to the state's tax commission, where he served until 1921. His tenure on the tax commission came at a critical time during which the government's taxing and regulating powers were defined. Haugen discusses many of the tax issues in detail in his reminiscence, providing insights into the gubernatorial terms of La Follette, Davidson, and McGovern.


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Creator: Haugen, Nils Pederson, 1849-1931
Pub Data: Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press, 1930
Citation: Haugen, Nils Pederson. Pioneer and Political Reminiscences. (Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press, 1930). Online facsimile at:  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lhbum:@field(DOCID+@l
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