HULL, Merlin, (1870 - 1953)


HULL, Merlin, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Ind., December 18, 1870; attended Gale College, Galesville, Wis., De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind., and Columbian (now George Washington) University, Washington, D.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Black River Falls, Wis.; publisher of the Jackson County Journal 1904-1926 and of the Banner-Journal 1926-1953; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; district attorney of Jackson County 1907-1909; member of the Wisconsin assembly 1909-1915, serving as speaker in 1913; secretary of state of Wisconsin 1917-1921; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930 and unsuccessful Independent candidate for reelection to the Seventy-second Congress; resumed former business pursuits; elected as a Progressive to the Seventy-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses, and as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in La Crosse, Wis., May 17, 1953; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.