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PictureSpacerIcon or sketchOSEPH T. STEELE, M.D., assistant physician of the Asylum for the Chronic Insane at Hastings, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1857. At an early age he moved with his parents to Manchester, Iowa, completed his high school studies, and entered the State University at Iowa City, taking the regular academic course. He then entered Rush Medical College, and received his diploma from that institution February 19, 1884. The following April he came to Nebraska, located at Hastings, and engaged in the practice of his profession with a high degree of success. He married Miss Luella Hughes, of Lexington, Kentucky, December 28, 1887. Dr. Steele is a thoroughly educated, careful, competent, and conscientious physician, enjoying an enviable state reputation. While closely devoted to his official and professional duties, he is a citizen who may always be relied upon to forward public or benevolent enterprises. He was appointed city physician of Hastings in 1883, and received his appointment from the governor of Nebraska to his present position August 1, 1895.




PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. ANDREW J. SCOTT, of Kearney, steward of the Asylum for the Chronic Insane at Hastings, was born in Raleigh county, West Virginia, in 1849, and grew to manhood on the farm. In 1872 he married Miss Mary E. Brooke, of Sullivan, Illinois, and his family consists of three sons and one daughter. He has been a member of the Christian church in good standing since 1865. He came to Nebraska in 1878, homesteaded in Buffalo county, and lived there eighteen years. He served two years as town clerk, two years as justice of the peace, and the same length of time as a member of the board of supervisors. In 1892 he was elected to the house as representative from Buffalo county, and was re-elected in 1894. He resigned at the close of the twenty-fourth session, and was appointed steward of the Hastings institution by Governor Holcomb. This office he still holds, and is known to the public men of the state as a faithful and efficient public servant. Mr. Scott is one of the best known populists in western Nebraska, and has always been true to every trust committed to his charge.




Icon or sketchUDGE B. S. LITTLEFIELD, steward of the Institute for the Blind at Nebraska City, was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, January 21, 1862, of Puritan stock, and points to a genealogical line reaching back to the Pilgrims of the Mayflower. His father and mother, at the age of eighty, are still living on the old homestead, where they celebrated their golden wedding in June, 1895. Young Littlefield came to Nebraska in 1884, and taught for a number of years, two of which he was employed as an instructor in the Lincoln Business College. In 1889 he became editor of a Lincoln newspaper, afterwards known as the Nebraska State Laborer. This paper represented the trades assemblies and other organizations, and made its mark in the field of reform. Mr. Littlefield was a caustic, fearless, and brilliant writer, exposing official corruption vigorously and without compromise. He located in Perkins county in 1892, and was chosen one of the secretaries of the senate in the legislature of 1893. In the fall of that year he was elected county judge on the populist ticket. In 1896 he did valiant service for the fusion cause, and was appointed to his present position last January. He was married April 29, 1896, to Miss Hannah Andrews, of Syracuse, daughter of Hon. Edwin Andrews, an old settler and prominent business man.


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