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PictureSpacerIcon or sketchHE sixty-sixth district is ably represented in the house by Hon. Wilson Winslow, of Bertrand, who was one of the first organizers of the populist party. He was born in Wayne county, Indiana, December 3, 1856. His early life was spent on the farm and in the public schools of his native state. With his wife and three children he came to Gosper county, Nebraska, in 1884, where he still lives on a farm. He took an early interest in the organization of the Farmers' Alliance, and has served that association at various times as president, secretary and county lecturer. Until nominated by the friends of fusion in the campaign of 1896 for legislative honors, he had never been a candidate for public office on any ticket. He has shown himself to be a faithful worker, a close student, and a loyal representative of the people of his district, which includes the counties of Frontier and Gosper. He has rendered a conscientious and patriotic service to his constituents by his application to the numerous duties devolving upon him as chairman of the committee on internal improvements, and as a working member of the committees on claims, irrigation, and public printing.




PictureSpacerIcon or sketchR. DANIEL S. WOODARD represents the forty-first district in the lower house. He was born in what is now Rappahannock county, Virginia, November 26, 1848 and grew to early manhood with very limited educational advantages. His mother was left a widow when he was but five years old, and he was compelled to labor assiduously to qualify himself for his future profession. February 23, 1882, having completed the regular course, he graduated from the college of physicians and surgeons, now known as the Ensworth Medical College, of St. Joseph, Missouri. He located at Hampton, his present home, and has built up an extensive and valuable practice. In 1867 he married Miss Sarah A. Casteel, of Ohio, and seven children have come to brighten their happy home. Dr. Woodard has met with unusual success professionally, and his time is now largely devoted to the relief of suffering humanity. He is a gentleman of pleasing address, agreeable manner, clear and penetrating mind, and exercises a splendid influence over all with whom he comes in contact. His home is a comfortable and tasty dwelling place, and he owns a controlling interest in one of the best equipped drug stores in central Nebraska. He was a



member of the city council of Hampton for nine years continuously, and is a member of the State Medical Society. He was elected on the fusion ticket, and is politically of democratic views. He is chairman of the committee on medical societies, and a member of the committees on cities and towns, other asylums, insane hospital, soldiers' home, miscellaneous subjects, and sifting committee.


PictureSpacerIcon or sketchHE fortieth district is represented in the house by a gentleman who was elected on the fusion ticket in 1896 as a free silver republican. Hon. Charles Wooster, of Silver Creek, was born in Hillsdale county, Michigan, May 1,1843, and was reared and educated on the farm. He took a course in Hillsdale College, but did not graduate. He enlisted in 1861 in the Second Michigan Cavalry, served four years, and was wounded at Thompson's Station, Tennessee, in 1863. He took a soldier's homestead in Nebraska in 1872, locating near Silver Creek, Merrick county, where he still resides. He has been since 1891 editor and publisher of the Silver Creek Times, in addition to which he has been a frequent contributor to other state journals. He was prominently mentioned as a candidate for congress in his district,



was temporary chairman of the congressional convention which nominated Judge Maxwell, and was chairman of the congressional committee prior to that convention. As a journalist he has fearlessly attacked and exposed frauds, shams, and questionable schemes, whether connected with or emanating from the pulpit, church boards, or political rings or cliques. He was married in 1868 to Miss Helen M. Hitchcock, who died in 1877, leaving two children. In 1881 he married Miss Lillie M. Todd at Plainwell, Michigan, by whom he has five children. Mr. Wooster has served ably and independently as a member of the house and on the committees on judiciary, apportionment, benevolent institutions, and banks and currency.


PictureSpacerIcon or sketchHE forty-third district, which consists of Nuckolls county, is represented in the house by Hon. J. H. Wright, of Ruskin. He was born and raised on a farm in Bond county, Illinois, working for his father in the summer and attending school during the winter, applying himself studiously both in public and private pursuit of knowledge. He afterwards taught school for six years, and was very successful. At the age of twenty-five he married Miss Mary A. L. Palmer. They

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