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PictureSpacerIcon or sketchLMORE C. REWICK, steward of the Nebraska Hospital for the Insane, was born in Hartford county, Connecticut, October 21, 1851. The first eighteen years of his life were spent on the farm. In 1869 he moved to Troy, New York, and was employed as a traveling salesman for twelve years. He then removed to Lincoln and engaged in the real estate and loan business until appointed by Governor Holcomb to the position he now occupies. Mr. Rewick is best known to Nebraskans as the man who first discovered the frauds in connection with the management of the Nebraska Hospital for the Insane, and the State Penitentiary, and it was through his efforts that six of the asylum boodlers were indicted. These facts, and the way in which they were brought to light, are a part of the history of the state. Their influence on state politics can hardly be overestimated. The work inaugurated by Mr. Rewick and the resulting exposures turned the tide of public opinion against the republican party with such results as were manifested in the elections of 1894 and 1896. His services to his state and to the cause of reform entitle Mr. Rewick to that high esteem in which he is held by citizens of all shades of political opinion. Mr. Rewick was married October 9, 1877, to Miss Mary A. Leckie at Cohoes, New York. They have three sons--William, Tracy, and Ralph.





PictureSpacerIcon or sketchR. GEORGE F. KEIPER, superintendent of the Norfolk Hospital for the Insane, is of Pennsylvania German and Revolutionary ancestry, and was born at Easton, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1836. He attended the public schools during his boyhood, and embarked on the voyage of life for himself in his fifteenth year, starting as a dry goods clerk. When he had attained his majority he went to Morgan county, Indiana, studied medicine with his brother, Dr. C. B. Keiper, and subsequently entered Rush Medical College, Chicago, from which he graduated in 1865. He has been three times elected to the state legislature, serving as a member of the house during the twentieth and twenty-first sessions, and in the senate during the twenty-second session, always as a democrat. He was the democratic nominee for congress in the third district in 1892, and received the largest vote ever cast for a democratic candidate in the district up to that time. He has traveled extensively in both the old and new worlds, and possesses a large fund of useful information. He is an ardent advocate of fusion of the reform forces, and a consistent opponent of monopoly. He was the author of the bill which became a law in 1891, providing that the cost of board, care, and treatment of the insane


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