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Haugen, Nils Pederson, 1849-1931 "Pioneer and political reminiscences"


Pioneer and Political Reminiscences, part 2: Republican politician Nils Haugen (1849-1931) recalls in this portion of his memoirs his time at Luther College, 1868-1871, and offers anecdotes about humorist "Bill Nye" (Edgar W. Nye, 1850-1896), one of his roomates. He then describes law school at the University of Michigan, 1872-1874, seven years working for the courts in River Falls, Pierce County, and his first venture into politics when he was elected to the Assembly in 1878. He offers detailed, personal evaluations of the state's Republican leaders of the 1880s and 1890s, including John C. Spooner (1843-1919), Elisha W. Keyes (1828-1910), Matthew Hale Carpenter (1824-1881), William T. Price (1824-1886), and Jeremiah Rusk (1830-1893). He also recalls the 1879 Oshkosh steam wagon contest, the first telegraph message sent from the Capitol in 1880, and the Bay View Massacre of May 5, 1886. (31 pages)

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Citation: Haugen, Nils Pederson, 1849-1931 "Pioneer and political reminiscences" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 11 /Issue: 3 (1927-1928)

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