NELSON, John Mandt, (1870 - 1955)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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NELSON, John Mandt, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Burke, Dane County, Wis., October 10, 1870; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1892; superintendent of schools in Dane County in 1892 and 1894; bookkeeper in the office of the secretary of state 1894-1897; editor of The State, published in Madison, Wis., in 1897 and 1898; correspondent in the State treasury 1898-1902; was graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin in 1896, and pursued a postgraduate course 1901-1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry C. Adams; reelected to the Sixtieth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from September 4, 1906, to March 3, 1919; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918; elected to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 2 (Sixty-eighth Congress); Committee on Invalid Pensions (Seventy-first Congress); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; retired from business and political activities; died in Madison, Wis., January 29, 1955; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.