Book/Printed Material Pioneer and political reminiscences,

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Title

  • Pioneer and political reminiscences,

Summary

  • Nils Pederson Haugen (b. 1849) was a distinguished Norwegian-American who emigrated with his Lutheran family to the Rush River Settlement in Pierce County, Wisconsin, in 1855. Haugen's autobiography describes his early work as a logger and factory hand, followed by education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Hinckley's Military Academy at River Falls, Wisconsin from 1868-1872. He graduated from law school at the University of Michigan in 1874, and supported himself as a teacher and court reporter until his election as a Republican to the Wisconsin state assembly in 1878. In 1881, he was elected Railroad Commissioner for the state, and served in the U.S. Congress between 1887 and 1895. Returning to River Falls, he practiced law for six years before being appointed to the state's tax commission, where he served from 1901 to 1921, a critical period during which Wisconsin developed ideas and legislation defining government's taxing and regulating powers. Haugen discusses tax issues in detail, and provides insights into the gubernatorial terms of La Follette, Davidson, and McGovern.

Names

  • Haugen, Nils Pederson, 1849-1931.

Created / Published

  • [Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press, State Printers, 1930?]

Headings

  • -  Wisconsin--Politics and government--1848-1950
  • -  Frontier and pioneer life--Wisconsin--Pierce County

Notes

  • -  "Reprinted from the Wisconsin magazine of history, volumes XI, XII, and XIII."
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

Medium

  • 198 p. front. (port.) 26 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F586 .H37

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 30027464

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  • online text
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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Haugen, Nils Pederson. Pioneer and Political Reminiscences. [Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press, State Printers, ?, 1930] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/30027464/.

APA citation style:

Haugen, N. P. (1930) Pioneer and Political Reminiscences. [Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press, State Printers, ?] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/30027464/.

MLA citation style:

Haugen, Nils Pederson. Pioneer and Political Reminiscences. [Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press, State Printers, ?, 1930] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/30027464/>.