The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published underthe direction of J. D. Beck, Commissioner of Labor and IndustrialStatistics 1907.
The Wisconsin Blue Book. VII. Biographical Sketches. The WisconsinLegislature. Senate, p. 1125.
The senate is composed of thirty-three members, who hold office forfour years and receive $500 each for their services at each regularsession. Members of the senate, session of 1907, representing odd-numbered districts, were elected in 1906. Their terms will end Jan. 1,1911. Those representing even-numbered districts were elected in 1904.Their terms will end Jan. 1, 1909. The lieutenant-governor ispresident of the senate, but can vote only in case of a tie. Atemporary president, to act in the absence of the president, is chosenby the members of the senate. The senate of 1907 consists of 27republicans, 5 democrats, and one social democrat. Lieutenant-GovernorW. D. Connor, president; Jas. H. Stout, president pro tem; A. R.Emerson, chief clerk; R. C. Falconer, sergeant-at-arms.
Twenty-fifth Senatorial District. Clark and Marathon counties.Population, 1900 - 69,104. (p. 1134)
SPENCER M. MARSH (Rep.) was born in the town of Grant, Clark county,Wis., July 26, 1864. Reared on a farm, taught country schools,beginning at the age of 16 years. Attended State Normal School atRiver Falls in 1882 and 1883. Commenced the study of law in 1885,admitted to the bar in 1889, became a law partner of present CircuitJudge James O'Neill in 1891, under firm name of O'Neill & Marsh,practicing at Neillsville, Wis. This partnership continued until JudgeO'Neill went on the bench in 1898. Since that time he has continuedthe practice of law at Neillsville, a portion of the time as a memberof the firm of Marsh & Tucker, and latter of the firm of Marsh &Schoengarth. He served as district attorney of Clark county two terms,having been elected on the Republican ticket in 1898 and in 1900. Hehas been president of the Commercial State Bank at Neillsville fromits organization in 1898. He was elected state senator in 1906,receiving 5,962 votes against 4,360 for W. W. Albers (Dem.).
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