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HEATWOLE, Joel Prescott, a Representative from Minnesota; born at Waterford Mills, Elkhart
County, Ind., August 22, 1856; attended the public schools; learned the
printers trade; taught school and later became superintendent of the
Millersburg (Ind.) School; employed by the Millersburg newspaper in 1876 and
afterward became editor and proprietor; moved to Minnesota in 1882 and settled
in Glencoe; in 1884 moved to Northfield, Minn., and published the Northfield
News; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1886 and 1888; elected
secretary of the Republican State central committee in 1886 and 1888 and served
as chairman in 1890; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888;
appointed a member of the board of regents of the State university in 1890;
president of the State Editorial Association; unsuccessful candidate for
election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; elected mayor of Northfield in
1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding
Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on Ventilation
and Acoustics (Fifty-fifth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in
1902; resumed his former newspaper pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for
nomination for Governor of Minnesota in 1908; died in Northfield, Minn., April
4, 1910; interment in Oaklawn Cemetery.
BibliographyHeatwole, Joel P. (Joel Prescott).
Second-class mail matter: speech of Joel P. Heatwole.
Washington: [s.n.], 1900.