The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published underthe direction of Wm. H. Froehlich, Secretary of State 1901. page 724.
NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
Clark, Taylor, Price, Ashland, Oneida, Lincoln, Marathon, Shawano,Langlade, Forest, Florence, Marinette and Oconto counties. PopulationIn 1900 - 231,109.
WEBSTER E. BROWN.(Rep.), of Rhinelander, Wis., was born in Madisoncounty, N. Y., July 16, 1851. He came with his parents to Wisconsin in1857, living for a time in Columbia county, then moving to Portagecounty, where he lived on a farm till 17 years of age. His elementaryeducation was received in the common schools of Portage county, andafterwards 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, andgraduated with the class of 1874. He entered the lumber business withhis elder brother in 1875, at Stevens Point, continuing at that Pointtill the fall of 1882, when they took in a younger brother, and thefirm transferred their business to Rhinelander, where they are stilloperating. He has been chairman of the Town rind County boards, alsomember of the School board, and has served two terms is Mayor of thecity of Rhinelander. In 1900 he was elected to Congress, receiving23,337 votes against 16,993 for Ernest Schweppe (Dem.), and 1,188 forJohn F. Scott (Pro.)
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