Lewis Benson

The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published under the direction of Wm. H. Froehlich, Secretary of State 1901. page 751


GEO. H. RAY, Speaker; W. A. NOWELL, Chief Clerk; A. M. ANDERSON, Sergeant-at-Arms.

The Assembly consists of 100 members. They are chosen biennially and receive $500 for their service during the term. The Speaker Is chosen by the members and receives an additional $500 for his services as Speaker. The Assembly of 1901 contains 82 Republicans and 18 Democrats.

JEFFERSON-Second District. The towns of Aztalan, Jefferson, Koshkonong, Lake Mills, Millford, Oakland, Sumner and Waterloo, the villages of Lake Mills and Waterloo, and the cities of Fort Atkinson and Jefferson. Population in 1900-18,077. (Changed by apportionment of 1901. Population of new district -17,412.)

LEWIS BENSON (Dem.), of Oakland, was born In the town of Oakland, Jefferson county, Oct. 23, 1850. He received his education In the common schools of his town and the Cambridge high school. He is a farmer, and has always lived upon the farm where he now resides. He was elected supervisor of the town of Oakland In the years 1885-90, and chairman of the town board of supervisors in 1891-5 and 1897-1900; was nominated for member of assembly in 1896, but defeated by 38 votes. He is chairman of the town of Oakland and was elected chairman of Jefferson County board at its last session. He was elected to the assembly in 1898 and again in 1900, receiving 2,118 votes against 2,025 for L. B. Caswell, Jr. (Rep.), and 111 for Urban B. Stair (Pro.).


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