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talion of which Mr. Sutton was a member then consolidated with the Third Missouri Cavalry, in which he served until the close of the war. He was honorably discharged in 1865 and the next year settled on a homestead in Nemaha county, territory of Nebraska, and has devoted himself to agricultural and kindred pursuits ever since. In 1884 he accepted the superintendency of the Table Rock Creamery Association, a very successful enterprise which has done a business of two hundred thousand dollars a year. As a member of the State Dairymen's Association Mr. Sutton has served as president and director, In 1894 he was nominated by acclamation in the republican convention of his district for the house of representatives, and was elected by an overwhelming majority after a hot campaign. In 1896 he was renominated and re-elected, and has served with ability and credit to himself on the committees on agriculture, manufactures and commerce, and other asylums..


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PictureSpacerIcon or sketchNE of the successful contestants from Douglas county for a seat in the house was Hon. John H. Taylor, of Waterloo. He was sworn in February 1 and took an active part in the legislative labors of the house thenceforth. Mr. Taylor was born in Manchester, England, November 23, 1859. He came to America in 1869 and located first in Newark, New Jersey, coming to Nebraska in 1874. He worked as a farm hand until 1881, rented a farm for two years, was successful, and purchased the rented land, and is still its owner. In 1881 he became a member of the Farmers' Alliance and has since taken an active part in reform movements in which the agriculturists are interested. In 1895 he had charge of the Waterloo precinct exhibit at the county and state fairs, and was awarded first prize by the Agricultural Society of Douglas county. He is a member of The Douglas County Agricultural Society, and a director. He was married March 8, 1886, to Emma F. Reed, of Washington county. In 1896 he was nominated by the populists and democrats for the lower house of the legislature, and, after an exciting campaign, was elected, though the contest prevented him from taking his seat for nearly a month after the opening of the session. His committees are constitutional amendments and federal relations, fees and salaries, and militia.




PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. WILLIAM H. TAYLOR, of Exeter, represents the thirty-seventh district in the house. He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, June 10, 1846, and came with his father's family to Ottawa, Canada, in 1850, where he was educated until 1863, when he pushed out into the world for himself, drifting to New York state, where he worked at farming and as a wood chopper, being considered an expert with the axe. He was energetic and ambitious, worked his way through school and earned sufficient money to enable him to attain a high school education. He attended the Waterloo high school, the Fort Edward (New York) Institute, and the Oswego Normal, teaching school in the meantime, and became a very successful instructor. In 1873 he came to Exeter, Nebraska, where he embarked in the general merchandise business, which he still continues. He is one of the oldest merchants in the state, and is president of the Exeter National Bank. He was married December 4, 1876, to Miss Grace Crooker, of Bath, Maine, and they have five children living. His first vote for governor of New York was cast for General John A. Dix, the famous patriot, and his first presidential vote was for Horace



Greeley. Representative Taylor was nominated by the fusionists in 1896, and is the first democrat ever elected to the house from Fillmore county. His legislative committees are: Militia, accounts and expenditures, benevolent institutions, university and normal schools, mines and minerals.


PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. PETER UERLING is the representative of the forty-sixth district in the lower house. He was born in Mequon, Ozaukee county, Wisconsin, October 14, 1858. He received a good common school education, turned his attention to commercial pursuits, and has devoted his entire business life to the general merchandise line. He came to Nebraska in the fall of 1878, and without waiting for a position to offer, husked corn for the farmers, but soon found employment with Solomon Mandelbaum at Blue Hill. He afterwards was given the position of manager of a store for his firm at Ayr, and located in that place. In 1885 he formed a business partnership with his father and brother under the firm name of F. P. Uerling & Sons, which business still continues. Representative Uerling is a married man, and his family includes a girl and a boy. Politically he has always been a democrat, but in

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