DAHLE, Herman Bjorn, (1855 - 1920)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

DAHLE, Herman Bjorn, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Perry, Dane County, Wis., March 30, 1855; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1877; moved to Mount Vernon, Wis., in 1877 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Mount Horeb in 1887, where he continued in the mercantile business and also, in 1890, engaged in banking; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed mercantile pursuits and banking in Mount Horeb, Dane County, Wis., where he died April 25, 1920; interment in the Lutheran Cemetery.