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HAUGEN, Nils Pederson



HAUGEN, Nils Pederson, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Modum, Norway, March 9, 1849; immigrated to the United States in 1854 with his parents, who settled in Pierce County, Wis., in 1855; attended the common schools and Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1874; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in River Falls, Wis.; member of the State assembly in 1879 and 1880; State railroad commissioner 1882-1887; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William T. Price; reelected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1887, to March 3, 1895; did not seek renomination in 1894 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for Governor; member of the State tax commission 1901-1921; president of the National Tax Association in 1919 and 1920; adviser to the board of equalization of Montana 1921-1923; moved to Madison, Wis., and engaged in literary pursuits; died in Madison, Wis., April 23, 1931; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society

Madison, WI
Papers: 1875-1931, 16 cubic feet. Personal papers, political and constituent correspondence, and papers relating to his law practice.
Papers: In the Bryan J. Castle papers, 1856-1937, 1 cubic foot. Haugen included among correspondents.
Papers: In the Robert M. La Follette papers, 1879-1910; 1922-1924, 57.6 cubic feet. Subjects covered include Haugen.
Papers: In the Albert R. Hall papers, 1862-1909, 0.3 cubic feet. Correspondents include Haugen.
Papers: In the Wisconsin Circuit Court papers, 1894-1900, 0.8 cubic feet. Haugen included among correspondents.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Brandes, Stuart Dean. "Nils P. Haugen and the Wisconsin Progressive Movement." Master's thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1925.

Haugen, Nils Pederson. Pioneer and Political Reminiscences. [Evansville, Wis.: The Antes Press, state printers, 1930?]

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