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Stephen BOLLES

(1866-1941)

BOLLES, Stephen, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Springboro, Crawford County, Pa., June 25, 1866; attended the public schools; was graduated from the State Normal School of Pennsylvania at Slippery Rock, Pa., in 1888 and from the law department of Milton College, Milton, Wis.; served as reporter correspondent, managing editor, and publisher of newspapers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, 1893-1901; chairman of the congressional committee of the Eleventh Ohio District and secretary of the Republican city committee of Toledo in 1894; chairman of the congressional committee of the Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania District and secretary of the Pennsylvania Republican League of Clubs in 1896; superintendent of the press department of the Pan American Exposition at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1901; managing editor of the Buffalo (N.Y.) Enquirer in 1902 and 1903; superintendent of graphic arts of the St. Louis Exposition 1903-1905; director of publicity of the Jamestown Exposition in 1907; engaged as a special writer and also in private business, including the brokerage business, in Atlanta, Ga., 1907-1919; moved to Janesville, Wis., in 1920 and again engaged as a newspaper editor until elected to Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 8, 1941; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Wis.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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