RICHARD GUENTHER


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 994

RICHARD GUENTHER, State Treasurer; was born in Potsdam, Prussia, Nov. 30, 1845; educated at the Royal Gymnasium at Potsdam, came to New York City in August 1866, and removed to Fond du Lac, Wis., in September of the same year; in January 1867, he returned to the city of New York, but remained there only a short time, returning to Wisconsin the same year, and located permanently at Oshkosh, where he has been extensively engaged in the drug business; in 1874, he was elected School Commissioner of the city of Oshkosh, and was re-elected in 1875; he was first elected State Treasurer in 1877, re-elected in 1879, both times being elected by large majorities over the Democratic candidates; in November 1880, he was elected Congressman in the Sixth District, receiving a majority of over 3,400 over Gabriel BOUCK, Democratic candidate.


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