The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published under the direction of Wm. H. Froehlich, Secretary of State 1901. page 724.
NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
Clark, Taylor, Price, Ashland, Oneida, Lincoln, Marathon, Shawano, Langille, Forest, Florence, Marinette and Oconto counties. Population In 1900 - 231,109.
WEBSTER E. BROWN.(Rep.), of Rhinelander, Wis., was born in Madison county, N. Y., July 16, 1851. He came with his parents to Wisconsin in 1857, living for a time in Columbia county, then moving to Portage county, where he lived on a farm till 17 years of age. His elementary education was received in the common schools of Portage county, and afterwards he took preparatory studies at Lawrence University, Appleton, and a business course at the Spencerian Business college, Milwaukee. In 1870 he entered the University of Wisconsin, and graduated with the class of 1874. He entered the lumber business with his elder brother in 1875, at Stevens Point, continuing at that Point till the fall of 1882, when they took in a younger brother, and the firm transferred their business to Rhinelander, where they are still operating. He has been chairman of the Town rind County boards, also member of the School board, and has served two terms is Mayor of the city of Rhinelander. In 1900 he was elected to Congress, receiving 23,337 votes against 16,993 for Ernest Schweppe (Dem.), and 1,188 for John F. Scott (Pro.)
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