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PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. DONALD McLEOD represents the twenty-sixth district in the house, and is a resident of the city of Schuyler. He was born in Kings county, Prince Edward's Island, Canada, September 29, 1854. He served an apprenticeship of four years at the blacksmith's trade and has followed the occupation practically all his life. In 1878 he located in Colfax county, Nebraska, where he has since resided, and engaged in the pursuit of his trade. In 1892 he was elected to the city council of Schuyler for the two years' term, and after one year of service was elected mayor of the city, and was re-elected to that office in the spring of 1894. In the campaign of 1896 he was nominated by the republicans for the house of representatives from that district, and was elected. He is a firm believer in the doctrines of his party, and especially "sound money" and "protection." Representative McLeod is a quiet, hard-working member, a close observer of passing events, and a faithful representative of his constituents. He is a member of the committee on roads and bridges, and also of the committee on fees and salaries.




PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. WM. H. MANN was elected as a republican to the house from the thirty-first district, although on nearly everything else that section was carried by the fusionists. He was born at Watertown, New York, June 24, 1833, and spent his early years in farm life. At the age of eighteen he began an apprenticeship in the milling trade, and served until 1855, mastering the business, and removed to Illinois. He settled in the town of Sterling, where he pursued his calling for thirteen years. In 1869 he came to Nebraska, built a flouring mill on the Big Nemaha, in Johnson county, platted a town and named it in honor of his Illinois home, Sterling. He was the first postmaster of the little town, opened the first store, built the first hotel and grain house. In 1874 he moved to Wilber, and erected a large flouring mill on the Blue river, and continued actively in the milling business until 1893. He was postmaster of that city from 1891 to 1895. Representative Mann has been a republican since the organization of that party, and voted for John C. Fremont in 1856. His election to the house was his first experience as a candidate for office. He was married in 1865 at Hennepin, Illinois, to Miss Abbie G. Turner, and they have one son. He is a member of the committees on railroads, telegraph, telephone and electric lights, manufactures and commerce, and federal, relations.




PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. CHESTER C. MARSHALL represents the eleventh district in the lower house. He was born on a farm in Hancock county, Ohio, September 23, 1862. His people were pioneers of that section, his father reclaiming from the forest a farm of 120 acres in the great oil belt. Chester received his education in the public schools of his native county. In 1881 the family emigrated to Nebraska and settled in Washington county, where the son worked for three years. He removed to the northwest and witnessed the laying out of the towns of Chadron and Hay Springs. Returning to Washington county he became associated with his brother in the establishment of what is now known as the Arlington Nursery and Fruit Farm. They were successful in this enterprise and stand in the front rank in their line of business. Mr. Marshall is a life member of the State Horticultural Society. He has twice been elected to the board of supervisors of Washington county, and in 1896 was nominated on the fusion ticket for the legislature, and was elected by forty-six majority, although the district went republican by a majority of 154. In 1886 he married Miss Mary Fellers at Findlay, Ohio, and they have three children living, one boy and two girls. Mr. Marshall is chairman of the committee on roads and bridges, and a member of the committees on public lands and buildings, revenue and taxation, fish culture and game, manufactures and commerce.




PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. MISON H. MILLS, of Waverly, Nebraska, is one of the representatives from Lancaster county in the house. He was born at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, January 8, 1837, on the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans. The next year his father moved to Illinois, and their near neighbors were Indians, the nearest white person living six miles from the Mills homestead. In March, 1886, the subject of this sketch moved to a farm in Nebraska, where he now resides. He obtained his education in the common schools, with the exception of one year in the higher departments. He enlisted in the war August 8, 1862, in Company K, Eighty-fourth Illinois Infantry, and participated in battles at Perryville, Kentucky; Stone River, Tennessee, where he was severely wounded and left on the field as dead; Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Buzzard's Roost, Rocky-Faced Ridge, Resaca, and many other engagements. He was made first lieutenant and resigned his commission in 1864 on account of disability from his wound. He was married September 19, 1859, to Miss Sophia F. Ellett at Monmouth, Illinois. Mr. Mills is a member of the committees on soldiers' home, immigration, accounts and expenditures, and apportionment.

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