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WEST VIRGINIA.

SENATORS.

Johnson N. Camden, of Parkersburg, was born in 1828 in Lewis County, West Virginia; was appointed a Cadet to West Point in 1846; resigned in 1848; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1851; was appointed the same year Prosecuting Attorney for Braxton County, and in 1852 was elected Prosecuting Attorney for Nicholas County; in 1854 was elected to a position in a bank; resigned in 1858, and entered into the development of petroleum and manufacturing interests at Parkersburg, West Virginia; was made President of the First National Bank at Parkersburg at its organization in 1862, and still holds the position; was the nominee of the Democratic party for Governor of the State in 1868, and again in 1872; was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868, in 1872, and in 1876; was elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat, to succeed Frank Hereford, Democrat, and took his seat March 4, 1881. His term of service will expire March 3, 1887.

John E. Kenna, of Charleston, Kanawha County, was born at Valcoulon, Virginia, (now West Virginia,) April 10, 1848; lived and-worked on a farm; entered the Confederate Army as a private soldier; was wounded in that service in 1864, and was surrendered at Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1865; afterward attended Saint Vincent's College, Wheeling; studied law with Miller & Quarrier at Charleston; was admitted to the bar !une 20, 1870, and has continued to practice law from that time; was elected Prosecuting Attorney for Kanawha County, on the Democratic ticket, in 1872, and served until January 1, 1877; in 1875 was elected by the bar in the respective counties under statutory provision to hold the Circuit Courts of Lincoln and Wayne; was elected to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses, and had been elected to the Forty-eighth Congress, when he was elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat, to succeed Henry G. Davis, Democrat, and took his seat December 3, 1883. His term of service will expire March 3, 1889.

REPRESENTATIVES.

FIRST DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.Braxion, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer, Hancock, Harrison, Lewis, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler, and Wetzel.

Nathan Goff, Jr., of Clarksburg, was born at Clarksburg, Virginia, February 9, 1843; was educated at the Northwestern Virginia Academy, Georgetown College, and the University of the City of New York; was admitted to the bar in 1865; in 1867 was elected a member of the West Virginia Legislature; in 1868 was appointed United States Attorney for the District of West Virginia, to which position he was reappointed in 1872, 276, and '80; he resigned the District Attorneyship in January, 1881, when he was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Hayes; in March, 1881, President Garfield reappointed him District Attorney for West Virginia, which position he again resigned in July, 1882; he enlisted in the Union Army in June, 1861, in the Third Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry; served as Lieutenant of Company G; also as Adjutant of said Regiment, and as Major of the Fourth Virginia Volun. teer Cavalry; was the Republican candidate for Congress in 1870 in the First West Virginia District, as also in the year 1874; was the candidate of the Republican party for Governor of West Virginia in 1876, and was defeated by Hon. H. M. Mathews; was elected to the Fortyeighth Congress, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Republican, receiving 17,462 votes against 17,258 votes for Brennan, Democrat, and 4 votes scattering.

SECOND DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.--Barbour, Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Marion, Mineral, Monongolia, Morgan, Pendleton, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, and Tucker.

William L. Wilson, of Charlestown, Jefferson County, was born in Jefferson County, Virginia, now West Virginia, May 3, 1843; was educated at Charlestown Academy, and at Columbian College, District of Columbia, where he graduated in 1860, and at the University of Virginia; served in the Confederate Army; was, after the close of the war, for several years Professor in Columbian College, curing which time he graduated in its Law School, and

on the overthrow of the lawyers' test oath in West Virginia, resigned and entered upon the practice of law at Charlestown; was a Delegate in 1880 to the National Democratic Convention at Cincinnati, and an Elector for the State at large on the Hancock ticket; was chosen President of the West Virginia University, and entered upon the office September 4, 1882; but on September 20 was nominated for a seat in the Forty-eighth Congress, and was elected; resigned the Presidency of the State University with the beginning of his Congressional term; received the degree of LL. D. from the Columbian University in 1883; he was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 18,266 votes against 16,737 votes for Reynolds, Republican, and 5 votes scattering.

THIRD DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.--Boone, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan, Mercer, Monroe, Mc Dowell, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Upshur, Webster, and Wyoming.

Charles Philip Snyder, of Charleston, was born at Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, June 9, 1847; received an academic education; studied law, and has since practised; was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Kanawha County, West Virginia, in 1876, for a term of four years, and re-elected to the same office in 1880; was elected to the Fortyeighth Congress, as a Democrat, at a special election held May 15, 1883, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hon. John E. Kenna, over Judge James H. Brown, the Repub. lican candidate; and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 15,359 votes against 13,240 votes for Davis, Republican, and 8 votes scattering.

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FOURTH DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.--Cabell, Calhoun, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, Plensants, Ritchie, Roane, Putnam,
Wayne, Wirt, and Wood.

Eustace Gibson, of Huntington, was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, October 4, 1842; received a common education in the ordinary Virginia schools of that day; studied law and commenced the practice in the spring of 1861; enlisted in Confederate Army June, 1861, as First Lieutenant; was made Captain in 1863, and retired on account of wounds; was a member of the Constitutional Convention of Virginia in 1867–68; settled in Huntington in 1871; was elected to the House of Delegates of West Virginia in 1876, and by that House elected Speaker; was a Hancock elector in 1880; was elected to the Forty-eighth Congress, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 16,588 votes against 16,445 votes for Barbee, Greenbacker and Republican, and 3 votes scattering.

WISCONSIN.

SENATORS.

Philetus Sawyer, of Oshkosh, was born at Whiting, Vermont, September 22, 1816; removed with his family to New York in the following year; received a common-school education; went to Wisconsin in 1847 and engaged in the lumber business; was a member of the Legislature of Wisconsin in 1857 and 1801; was Mayor of Oshkosh in 1863 and ’64; was a Delegate to the National Republican Convention at Baltimore in 1864, at Cincinnati in 1876, and at Chicago in 1980; was a Representative in the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses; was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican to succeed Angus Cameron, Republican, and took his seat March 4, 1881.

His term of service will expire March 3, 1887.

John C. Spooner, of Hudson, was born at Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana, Jan. uay 6, 1843; removed with his father's family to Wisconsin, and settled at Madison June 1, 1859; graduated at the State University in 1864; was private in Company D, Fortieth Regiment, and Captain of Company A, Fistieth Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers; was brevetted Major at the close of service; was military and private secretary of Governor Lucius Fairchild, of Wisconsin ; was admitted to the bar in 1867, and served as Assistant Attorney-General of the State until 1870, when he removed to Hudson, where he has since resided in the practice of his profession; was elected member of the Assembly from Saint Croix County in 1872; is a member of the Board of Regents of the Wisconsin University; and was elected United States Senator as a Republican, to succeed Angus Cameron, Republican, taking his seat March 4, 1885. His term of service will expire March 3, 1891.

REPRESENTATIVES,

FIRST DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.— Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine, Rock, and Walworth.

Lucien B. Caswell, of Fort Atkinson, was born at Swanton, Vermont, November 27, 1827; removed to Wisconsin in 1837; pursued a partial collegiate course; studied law with Hon. Matt. H. Carpenter; was admitted to the bar in 1851, and has practised since; was elected District Attorney in 1855 and '56; was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Wisconsin in 1863, '72, and '74; was Commissioner of the Second District Board of Enrolment from September, 1863, to May 5, 1865; was a Delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1868; was elected to the Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Fortyseventh Congresses, and was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Republican, receiving 19,284 votes against 14,509 votes for Ernest Merton, Democrat, 1,404 votes for Robert Fargo, Prohibitionist, and 58 votes scattering.

SECOND DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.Dodge, Fond du Lac, Washington, and Waukesha. Edward S. Bragg, of Fond du Lac, was born in New York February 20, 1827; educated a lawyer; served in the Union Army in active field service from the breaking out of the Rebellion to the close of the war; was a member of the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses, and was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 16,865 votes against 12,643 votes for Barney, Republican, 563 votes for Patchen, Prohibitionist, and 356 votes for W. M. Jones, Greenbacker.

THIRD DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, and La Fayette.

Robert M. La Follette, of Madison, was born in the town of Primrose, Dane County, June 14, 1855; received a collegiate education, graduating at the University of Wisconsin in June, 1879; is by profession a lawyer; was elected District Attorney of Dane County in 1880, and re-elected in ’82; was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress, receiving 17,433 votes against 16,942 votes for Burr W. Jones, Democrat, and 1,885 votes for John M. Olin, Prohibitionist.

FOURTH DISTRICT. COUNTY.-Milwaukee.

Isaac W. Van Schaick, of Milwaukee, was born at Coxsackie, Greene County, New York, December 7, 1817; received such an education as the common schools afforded; is engaged in the manufacture of four; filled various local offices in his native State; removed to Wisconsin in 1861; was elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 1871; was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1872 and in 1874; was elected to the Wisconsin Senate in 1877–78, 1879-'80, and 1881–82; and was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Republican, receiving 16,783 votes against 15,907 votes foi P. V. Deuster, Democrat, 1,296 votes for H. Smith, National, 226 votes for C. E. Reed, Prohibitionist, and i vote scattering.

FIFTH DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.Brown, Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.

Joseph Rankin, of Manitowoc, was born at Passaic, New Jersey, September 25, 1833; received an academic education; served in the Union Army three years; in the Wisconsin Legislature eleven years; was elected to the Forty-eighth Congress, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 17,851 votes against 11,610 votes for Luling, Republican, 473 votes for Thomas, Prohibitionist, 126 votes for D. I. Miller, and 69 votes scattering.

SIXTH DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.-Adams, Columbia, Green Lake, Marquette, Outagamie, Waushara, and Winnebago.

Richard Guenther, of Oshkosh, was born at Potsdam, Prussia, November 30, 1845; received a collegiate education; studied pharmacy in the Royal Pharmacy at Potsdam; emigrated to the United States in July, 1866; removed to Oshkosh in 1867; was elected State Treasurer of Wisconsin in 1876 and re-elected in 1878; was elected to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Republican, receiving 16,425 votes against 15,197 votes for Smith, Democrat, 955 votes for Sutton, Prohibitionist, 271 votes for Hanson, Greenbacker, and 55 votes scattering.

SEVENTH DISTRICT.

Counties.-Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon.

Ormsby B. Thomas, of Prairie du Chien, was born in Sandgate, Bennington County, Vermont, August 21, 1832; went to Wisconsin in 1836; received a common-school education; studied law and graduated at the National Law School of Poughkeepsie, New York, and was admitted to the bar at Albany, New York, in 1856; has been District Attorney of Crawford County, Wisconsin, several terms; was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly in 1862, 1865, and 1867, and of the Wisconsin State Senate in 1880 and 1881; was Presidential Elector in 1872; was in the Union Army, and served as Captain of Company D, Thirty-first Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; was elected to the Forty. ninth Congress as a Republican, receiving 18,437 votes against 15,446 votes for Gilbert M. Woodward, Democrat, 1,147 votes for S. B. Loomis, Prohibitionist, and 5 votes scattering.

EIGHTH DISTRICT. Counties.—Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Saint Croix, Washburn, and Trempealeau.

William T. Price, of Black River Falls, was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, June 17, 1824; received a common-school education; is a lumberman and farmer; was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly in 1851 and 1882; was a member of the Wisconsin Senate in 1857, '70, 71, '78,'79, '80, and '81; was President of the Wisconsin Senate in 1879; was County Judge of Jackson County, Wisconsin, in 1854 and 1859; was Presidential Elector in 1868; was elected to the Forty-eighth Congress, and was re-elected to the Fortyninth Congress as a Republican and Prohibitionist, receiving 24,446 votes against 16,183 votes for L. R. Larsen, Democrat, and 13 votes for Scott, Prohibitionist.

NINTH DISTRICT.

COUNTIES.-Ashland, Chippewa, Door, Florence, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marinette, Oconto, Portage, Price, Sawyer, Shawano, Taylor, Waupaca, and Wood.

Isaac Stephenson, of Marinette, was born near Fredericton, in York County, New Brunswick, June 18, 1829; received a common-school education; is a farmer, lumberman, and a banker; removed to Wisconsin in 1845, with headquarters at Milwaukee; engaged in the lumber business at Escanaba, Michigan, for twelve years; in the spring of 1858 he removed to Marinette, Wisconsin, and has resided there since; has held various local offices, and was a member of the Wisconsin Legislature in 1866 and 1868; was elected to the Forty-eighth Congress, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Republican, receiving 23,414 votes against 19,885 votes for James Meehan, Democrat, 457 votes for A. J. Smith, Prohibitionist, and 4 votes scattering.

TERRITORIAL DELEGATES.

ARIZONA.

Curtis C. Bean, of Prescott, was born in Tamworth, New Hampshire, January 4, 1828; was educated at Phillips Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire; studied law, and was admitte: to the bar in Tennessee in 1865; was appointed by Governor Brownlow attorney-general foi the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Tennessee in 1865; never practised law; represented Williamson, Maury, and Lewis Counties in the Tennessee Legislature in 1866–67; went to Arizona in June, 1868; was a member of the Upper House in the Tenth Legislative Assembly of Arizona in 1879; was nominated by acclamation in the Republican Convention held at Tomb. stone in September, 1884, and was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Republican, receiving 6,820 votes against 5,671 votes for C. P. Head, Democrat,

2D ED_

DAKOTA.

Oscar Sherman Gifford, of Canton, was born at Watertown, New York, October 20, 1842; received a common-school and academic education; served in the Union Army as private in the Elgin (Illinois) Battery, 1863–1865; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1870, and has practised since; was elected district attorney for Lincoln County in 1874; was mayor of the city of Canton 1882–’83; was a member of the Constitutional Convention of Dakota which convened at Sioux Falls September 7, 1883; and was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Republican, receiving 71,579 votes against 15,124 votes for John M. Wilson, Democrat, and 61 votes scattering.

IDAHO.

John Hailey, of Boisé City, was born in Smith County, Tennessee, August 29, 1835; received a common-school education; removed with his parents to Dade County, Missouri, in 1848; crossed the plains to Oregon in 1853; went in 1862 to what is now Idaho Territory; has been engaged in staging, farming, stock-raising, butchering, and mining; was elected to the Forty-third Congress as a Democrat; was elected to the Legislative Council of Idaho in 1880, and was its president; and was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 6,488 votes against 5,702 votes for Theodore F. Singeser, Republican.

MONTANA:

Joseph Kemp Toole, of Helena, was born at Savannah, Missouri, May 12, 1851; received his education at the public schools at Saint Joseph, Missouri, and at the Western Military Academy at New Castle, Kentucky, of which General E. Kirby Smith was principal; studied law, was admitted to the bar, and has since practised; was elected district attorney of the Third Judicial District in Montana in 1872, and was re-elected in 1874 without opposition; was elected in 1881 to the Twelfth Legislative Assembly of Montana as a member of the Council from Lewis and Clarke County, and was chosen President of the Council; was elected a member of the Constitutional Convention which met in Helena in January, 1884; and was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 13,584 votes against 13,385 votes for Hiram Knowles, Republican.

NEW MEXICO.

Antonio Joseph, of Ojo Caliente, was born at Taos, New Mexico, August 25, 1846; received his early education at Lux's Academy in Taos and attended Bishop Lammy's school in Santa Fé, New Mexico, for two years; he afterwards attended Webster College, in Saint Louis County, Missouri, for four years, completing a commercial course at Bryant & Stratton’s Commercial College, in Saint Louis, Missouri; engaged in mercantile pursuits, and is now a merchant; has been county judge of Taos county, New Mexico, for six years; has been a member of the Territorial Legislature six years, and was a Senator in the Territorial Legislature when he was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 12,271 votes against 9,930 votes for L. B. Prince, Republican, and 5,192 votes for N. L. Rynerson, Independent Republican.

UTAH.

John T. Caine, of Salt Lake City, was born in the Isle of Man, January 8, 1829; received a grammar-school education; emigrated to the United States in 1846, and lived in New York City and Saint Louis till 1852, when he crossed the plains and settled in Utah; has mostly followed business pursuits, and for many years has been manager of the Salt Lake theater; in 1870, with two associates, he founded “The Salt Lake Herald,” became its managing editor, and is now President of its company; served as Secretary of the Legislative Council during the sessions of 1856, 257, '59, and '60; was a member of the Constitutional Conventions of 1872 and 1882, which adopted constitutions and the admission of Utah as a State; by the latter convention he was appointed one of the delegates to present the constitution and memorial to Congress; was elected to the Council of the Legislative Assembly for the sessions of 1874, 276, '80, and ’82; by joint vote of the Assembly he was elected a Regent of the Deseret University in 1876, 78, '80, and '82; was elected Recorder of Salt Lake City in 1876, and re-elected in 1878, '80, and '82; was elected to the Forty-seventh Congress, to fill a vacancy; was elected to the Forty-eighth Congress, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress on the “ People's Ticket,” receiving 21,120 votes against 2,215 votes for Smith, Liberal.

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