his wife, two boys, and three girls. He is a citizen who has by honest industry and conservative methods established for himself an excellent business reputation, and enjoys a wide popularity among his neighbors and acquaintances. He was elected as regent in 1894, and has been an active, earnest, and valuable member of the board. Mr. Goold is a staunch republican, and exercises a marked influence in the councils of his party.
E. A. HADLEY, of Scotia, is a member of the Board of Regents
of the University of Nebraska. He was born in Hillsdale
county, Michigan, January 8, 1851, of Puritan stock. He was
reared on the farm, and learned in youth the stern but
important lessons of independence and self-reliance. He
attended the district school, supplemented its advantages by
private study at night, and entered Hillsdale College about
the time the poet Carleton was approaching the senior year.
After leaving college he taught school for several years and
acceptably filled the office of school inspector. In 1872 he
married Miss Mattie Dunn, of Hillsdale, his college town.
Coming to Nebraska in 1878 he purchased a farm in Dodge
county, where he remained several years. He moved to Greeley county in 1887, and has followed farming and stock raising since. He was nominated for regent on the populist ticket in 1891, was elected, and has given close attention to the duties of the office, serving the state with discretion and ability.
C. W. KALEY, a well-known regent of the State University,
was born in Union county, Pennsylvania, December 12, 1846.
He removed with his parents to Carey, Ohio, where he was
raised on the farm, and received a thorough education. He
attended the high school at Carey and the Wittenburg College
at Springfield, and after completing his studies taught for
four years. In 1874 he came to Nebraska, studied law, was
admitted to the bar in 1876, and formed a partnership with
his brother. He has steadily continued the practice of his
profession at Red Cloud, has been successful financially,
and has established a high reputation among his fellow
citizens in the state. He was elected county judge in 1879,
in 1881 was elected to fill the unexpired term of his
brother, who had been a member of the state legislature, and
served in the
special term of 1882. Mr. Kaley was appointed by Governor Nance as a member of the State Normal Board, was twice reappointed by succeeding governors, and served twelve years. He was elected regent in 1893.
RAWLINGS, newly elected regent of the University of
Nebraska, was born in Bethel, Kentucky, July 4, 1856. His
parents died when he was but seven years of age, and his
early life was divided between hard work on the farm and
attendance in the common schools. Accompanied by his brother
he left Kentucky in 1878 for Colorado, where they engaged in
the cattle business. In 1880 he entered Eureka (Illinois)
College, continuing his studies for something less than two
years, suspending attendance on account of ill health. He
then went into the general merchandise business in McLean
county, Illinois, and in 1883 he and his brother went to
Wakefield, Nebraska, and engaged as dealers in hardware and
farm machinery. This firm is one of the oldest and most
successful in northeast Nebraska. November 29, 1887, Mr.
Rawlings married Miss Sarah M. Adair, and their home life is
most pleasant. Politically lie has always been a
democrat, and although often urged by his fellow citizens as a candidate for office, has never sought political preferment. He was nominated by the Omaha convention in 1896 as the democratic candidate for regent, received the endorsement of the friends of fusion, and was elected. Regent Rawlings is a gentleman of exemplary moral and Christian character, an active member of the Christian church, a competent, conscientious business man, and is fitted admirably for the position of regent.
CHAS. WESTON, of Hay Springs, regent of the State
University, was born in New York City July 4, 1853, and came
west when a boy, settling in Illinois. He obtained a good
education in the public schools of Champaign and Chicago,
graduating from the University of Illinois in 1876. After
teaching school two years he entered upon the study of law,
was admitted to the bar of the Illinois supreme court in
1879, and practiced for five years in Chicago. After
spending two years in Washington Territory, he came to
Nebraska in 1886, and has since resided at Hay Springs. He
was editor of the Northwest News for several years,
and has been deeply interested in educa-