STEWARD NEBRASKA HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE.
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.
INSANE HOSPITAL, NORFOLK.
SUPERINTENDENT NORFOLK HOSPITAL.
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
STATE PENITENTIARY, LINCOLN.