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Joel Prescott HEATWOLE

(1856-1910)

HEATWOLE, Joel Prescott, a Representative from Minnesota; born at Waterford Mills, Elkhart County, Ind., August 22, 1856; attended the public schools; learned the printer’s trade; taught school and later became superintendent of the Millersburg (Ind.) School; employed by the Millersburg newspaper in 1876 and afterward became editor and proprietor; moved to Minnesota in 1882 and settled in Glencoe; in 1884 moved to Northfield, Minn., and published the Northfield News; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1886 and 1888; elected secretary of the Republican State central committee in 1886 and 1888 and served as chairman in 1890; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; appointed a member of the board of regents of the State university in 1890; president of the State Editorial Association; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; elected mayor of Northfield in 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on Ventilation and Acoustics (Fifty-fifth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed his former newspaper pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of Minnesota in 1908; died in Northfield, Minn., April 4, 1910; interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Bibliography

Heatwole, Joel P. (Joel Prescott). Second-class mail matter: speech of Joel P. Heatwole. Washington: [s.n.], 1900.

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

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