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Icon or sketchAMES STUART DALES was born in St. Louis May 28, 1852. His early boyhood was spent on a farm in Ohio and he was educated in the common schools and


Mount Union College. In April, 1871, he located in the capital of Nebraska, being attracted by the rapidly developing west and the founding of a new state university. He at once registered in the junior year, receiving the bachelor's degree in 1873, that being one of the first two granted by the institution. Two years



later he was admitted to practice in the federal and state courts, and was appointed examiner in chancery of the circuit court of the United States, which commission he resigned about six years thereafter. He practiced law and continued professional and literary studies for the next ten years. In 1876 the University conferred upon him the master's degree. He was for three years deputy clerk of the district court of Lancaster county, and was first in the west to apply the type-writer to the making of permanent court records. He was elected, without seeking, to the office of police judge of Lincoln in 1877, and served five years. In 1875 Mr. Dales was elected secretary of the Board of Regents of the University, and for some years performed the duties of that office, co-extensive with his legal practice. In 1885 the duties of the secretary of the board were enlarged, and he was installed as the chief fiscal officer of the University. He holds several important stations of trust in connection with the state's chief educational institution, and has charge of the business and finance under the general title of secretary-treasurer. He is a member of the local and national societies devoted to scientific research and the diffusion of useful knowledge. In 1873 Mr. Dales was married to Miss Grace E. Benton, daughter of Dr. Allen R. Benton, the first chancellor of the University. They have three children--Benton, James, and Silence.




PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. CHARLES H. MORRILL, president of the Board of Regents of the State University, was born in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1843, and was educated in the Concord schools and the New London Academy in that state. He enlisted in the Eleventh New Hampshire Volunteers in August, 1862, and was discharged in 1865. He removed to Rockford, Illinois, the same year, and in 1866 came to Hamilton county, Iowa, where he farmed for some time. In 1871 he removed to Nebraska in a covered wagon, settling in Polk county on the Big Blue liver, and the following year the town of Stromsburg was located on and adjoining his land. In 1879 he was appointed private secretary to Governor Albinus Nance. In 1881 he organized the Stromsburg Bank, of which he was cashier and afterwards president. He has also been vice president of the Osceola Bank, president of the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Miller, Dakota, president of the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Stromsburg, and a director of the American Exchange National Bank of Lincoln. Mr. Morrill is an extensive land-owner in Polk county. In 1889 he was elected regent of the Nebraska State University, and is now serving his second term in that



position. Since 1890 he has lived in Lincoln. He is a man of broad views and wide acquaintance, having visited every state and territory in the Union. He has been one of the strongest friends of the State University, and is always ready and willing to co-operate in enterprises for the promotion of Nebraska's development. He is a man of affairs, but disposed to say little concerning any great work in hand, and is one of the most highly valued citizens of Nebraska's capital.


PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. HENRY L. GOOLD, regent of the University of Nebraska, is a resident of Ogallala, having located there in 1886, coming from Kewanee, Illinois. He organized the State Loan & Trust Company Bank of Ogallala, and was its president during the existence of the institution. He owns a ranch of three thousand acres in Keith county, and has five hundred acres in alfalfa. He is extensively engaged in stock raising, and has large herds of cattle, horses, mules, and hogs. His land is very valuable, because all under irrigation. He is president of the South Side Irrigation Company, the general office being at Ogallala. Regent Goold has an elegant home and a family consisting of

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