and afterwards taught for seven years. He was married to Miranda Clark February 13, 1873, and in 1876 located in Lancaster county, Nebraska, where he led an agricultural life until 1893. He moved to Harlan county and was soon recognized as a leader in the reform movements in politics. He was one of the first in the state, and before he left Lancaster, to espouse the cause of the Farmers' Alliance, and was state lecturer for one year. Mr. Hull is an earnest worker, a voluble and intelligent speaker, a good parliamentarian, and an honest man. He is an influential member in the house and ranks in the leadership of his party. He is a populist of advanced ideas. He is chairman of the committee on accounts and expenditures, and is a member of the committees on privileges and elections, railroads, rules, public schools, and claims.
HON. N. SECOR HYATT.
N. SECOR HYATT represents the twenty-fifth district in the
house, was born in Westchester county, New York, in 1842,
and was brought up on a farm. He had good school advantages,
and after his early education enlisted in 1861 in the
Ninety-fifth New York Volunteers, and served as adjutant and
United States quartermaster till the close of the war.
1866 Mr. Hyatt was happily married to Miss Mary Pugsley, and four children have blessed the union, James, Willett, John, and Susie. From 1866 to 1884 Mr. Hyatt was engaged in the dairy business at Sing Sing, in his native state. He then removed to Nebraska, purchased a farm in Platte county near the present town of Monroe, where he has carried on an extensive business at farming and stock raising. Politically Representative Hyatt was a democrat until 1890, when he became active in supporting the principles of the Farmers' Alliance, and later he was an active advocate and member of the populist party. He may be said to be one of the original founders of that organization. Although often importuned by his political associates to run for office, Mr. Hyatt has declined such preferment until 1896, when he consented to stand as a candidate for the office which he now holds, and to which he was elected by a handsome majority, exceeding goo votes over his opponent. He is reckoned among Platte county's strongest men. His committees in the house are militia, fish culture and game, insurance, soldiers' home, public printing, and immigration.
HON. GEORGE E. JENKINS.
GEORGE EDMUND JENKINS, representative from the thirty-fourth
district, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September
23, 1847. He graduated with honors from the high school of
his native city in June, 1863, and accepted a position as
salesman in the wholesale dry goods business. In 1866 he
came as far west as St. Joseph, Missouri, and became one of
the pioneer commercial travelers in Nebraska for the largest
dry goods house west of Chicago. He at once became prominent
in mercantile circles, and was remarkably successful. In
1870 he was married in Philadelphia, and has a family
consisting of his wife and two daughters. He became a
general partner in 1876 in the house for which he traveled.
In 1879 he disposed of his interests in St. Joseph and came
to Fairbury, Nebraska, where he has one of the finest homes
in the city, and a large modern dry goods store. Col.
Jenkins is a man of sterling integrity, and is prominent in
the social, business, and political affairs of his city. He
has filled with credit such positions as president of the
board of trade, chairman of the board of charities, and
president of the school board. He is vice president of the
Northwestern Commercial Travelers of America, president of
the National Guard Association of the state,
and was for six years quartermaster general of the National Guard under Governors Thayer and Crounse. Mr. Jenkins has always been an enthusiastic republican, and has rendered distinguished services to his party. He is a fine parliamentarian, a ready debater, and is one of the acknowledged leaders of the minority in the house. He is a member of the committees on judiciary, finance, ways and means, corporations, and rules.
HON. D. A. JONES.
D. A. JONES represents the seventeenth district in the house
and was nominated as a democrat, from Wayne county. He was
born in Claremont county, Ohio, January 25, 1858, and his
ancestors were pioneers of that section. He has lived all
his life on a farm, except two years spent on the unromantic
cattle ranges of Texas. Leaving the Lone Star state he
located in Mills county, Iowa, where he married, in 1880,
Miss Lucie E. Strahan, daughter of a prominent citizen. They
have five children, four of whom are boys, M. F., Gail, J.
M., Roscoe, and D. A., Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are members of
the Baptist church at Wayne. He first became a resident of
Nebraska in 1889, selecting for his location a farm in the
fertile agricultural section near the thriving little city
of Wayne, where he now re-