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Adolphus Peter NELSON

(1872-1927)

NELSON, Adolphus Peter, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Holmes City, near Alexandria, Douglas County, Minn., March 28, 1872; attended the public schools and was graduated from Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn., in 1897; moved to Grantsburg, Burnett County, Wis., in 1897; engaged in banking; regent of the University of Wisconsin 1906-1919 and president of the board of regents 1916-1920; president of the local school board 1910-1916; mayor of Grantsburg 1914-1916; vice president of the board of trustees of Hamline University 1914-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Irvine L. Lenroot; reelected to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from November 5, 1918, to March 3, 1923; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922; again engaged in banking in Grantsburg, Wis., until his death in that city August 21, 1927; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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