to Miss Sarah E. Stafford, and four girls compose the family circle--Mabel, Bertha C., Myrtle C., and Jessie E. Mr. Hamilton's great-grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier and seven of his great uncles served in the war of 1812. Two of the latter met their death in the celebrated engagement under Commodore Perry on Lake Erie. Mr. Hamilton has held the office of justice of the peace for eight years, and in 1896 was nominated by the democrats and populists for the position he now holds. He is a student of the problems of the hour, and a faithful, conscientious legislator. He has served with ability on the committees on claims, enrolled and engrossed bills, immigration, and medical societies.
HON. ROBERT HENDERSON.
of the representatives from the thirty-eighth district,
embraced within the geographical boundaries of York county,
is Hon. Robert Henderson, who was born in Rock county,
Wisconsin, January 16, 1849. When six years of age his
parents removed to Green county, that state, where he lived
until 1866, working on the farm and attending school. His
family came west and located in York county, where he now
resides. Mr. Henderson is one of the few unmar-
ried men in the legislature, and his occupation is farming and stock raising. He has always been a loyal republican, and has taken considerable interest in local and state politics. He has been three times elected on the board of supervisors of his county. During the campaign of 1896 he was nominated by the republican convention as one of the representatives of his district to the legislature, and has been a conservative, modest, and at the same time diligent and attentive member, apparently aiming to serve his constituents in every reasonable way. The post-office at Henderson, Nebraska, and the location were named in honor of the subject of this sketch. He is a gentleman who has the full esteem and implicit confidence of his friends, both personal and political. He is a member of the committees on labor, immigration, cities and towns.
HON. LORENZO L. HILE.
LORENZO LINCOLN HILE is an able and consistent
representative of the populist ideas, and was elected from
the fifty-eighth district, Buffalo county. He was born at
Lumber City, Pennsylvania, December 5, 1866, and at the age
of twelve emigrated to the west with his parents and settled
in Hall county, Nebraska, where he remained until 1887,
ing to Buffalo county, where he now resides. Mr. Hile obtained his education in the public schools and rounded out his acquirements by his own reading and study. He was married April 18, 1887, to Miss Cora A. Carr, and four children have been born to them. In politics Mr. Hile has affiliated with the people's independent party since its early organization. He has held several minor offices at the instance of his fellow citizens, and has always been true to his trust. Living in the central western portion of Nebraska, his interests lie in the development of that section agriculturally and commercially. While he is a friend and warm supporter of all measures for the upbuilding and advancement of his section of the state, as a legislator he rises above mere locality and seeks to represent the interests of the whole people. In 1896 he was nominated for the place in the legislature which he now holds by the populists of his district, and was elected against a most vigorous campaign conducted by the opposition. He is a member of the committees on corporations, telegraph, telephone and electric lights, labor, and irrigation.
HON. R. H. HILL.
R. H. HILL is one of the representatives from the
forty-second district, and is a farmer residing near Edgar.
He was born in Macon county, Illinois, October 27, 1832,
where he lived until 1891. He was township assessor for two
years, served as supervisor of his county for six years, and
in the year 1889 was elected to the thirty-sixth legislative
assembly of the state of Illinois. He participated in the
deliberations of both the regular and extra sessions of that
body in the year 1890, and the next year moved to Nebraska
and located on a farm near Edgar, where he still lives. He
was married in 1859. The former experience of Mr. Hill has
proved valuable as an aid to give insight into the questions
that arise and the measures that are presented to the
legislative body. Politically he represents the combination
or fusion of elements that successfully swept the republican
party from power in the executive and legislative
departments of the state in the memorable campaign of 1896.
Mr. Hill never wearies the house with long speeches, nor
does he often seek to obtain the recognition of the speaker.
But he is a hardworking and faithful member. He is chairman
of the Commiteee (sic) on constitutional amendments, and a
member of the committees on engrossed and enrolled bills,
corporations, and fees and salaries.