WIGenWeb Project ~ Winnebago County


Edwin A. Williams


The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published under the direction of Wm. H. Froehlich, Secretary of State 1901. page 768 -769


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.

WINNEBAGO - Second District. The towns of Clayton, Menasha, Neenah, Vinland, Winchester, Winneconne and Wolf River, and the village of Winneconne, and tile cities of Menasha and Neenah. Population in 1900 -18,698. (Unchanged by apportionment of 1901.)

EDWIN A. WILLIAMS (Rep.), of Neenah, was born Nov. 9, 1847, at Lake Geneva, Walworth county, Wis., received his education in the common schools, Hillsdale college, Michigan, and Platteville, Wisconsin, Normal school, graduating from the latter institution in 1873. He worked on a farm until 19 years of age, when he engaged in teaching school winters, until he reached his majority, after which time he confined himself entirely to the profession of teaching. Was principal of the Winneconne, Wis., schools during the years 1875, 1876, 1877 and 1878, and of the Fourth ward school of Oshkosh in 1819, and of the Menasha High school during the years 1880, 1881 and 1882. Was superintendent of Menasha schools two years, and was elected justice of the peace three years. Removed to Neenah in 1888, and engaged in the real estate and Insurance business, which he still follows. Was elected mayor of the city in 1894, and afterwards served four years as superintendent of city schools. Was elected to the assembly In 1898, and again In 1900, receiving 2,156. votes, against 2,057 for William H. Hesse (Dem.), and 80 votes for John T. Davis (Pro.).


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