HON. WILSON WINSLOW.
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
HON. DANIEL S. WOODARD.
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.
HON. CHARLES WOOSTER.
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.
HON. J. H. WRIGHT.
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.