HAUGEN, Nils Pederson, (1849 - 1931)


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.


Bibliography

Brandes, Stuart Dean. “Nils P. Haugen and the Wisconsin Progressive Movement.” Master’s thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1925.