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Nils Pederson Haugen

Nils Pederson Haugen, Norwegian lawyer, congressman. member Wisconsin House of Representatives, 1879-1880; member 50th to 53d Congresses (1887-1895), 8th and 10th Wisconsin districts; member State Tax Commission, 1901-1921 (chairman, 1911-1921); Mason, Elk. Was one of first advocates of income tax for State of Wisconsin and writer on that subject.

Background

  • Haugen, Nils Pederson was born on March 9, 1849 in Norway. Son of Peder N. and Karen (Stensrud) Haugen.

  • Education

    • Brought to the United States, 1854. Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1868-1871. Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1874.

    Career

    • Court reporter, 1874-1881, also practice of law. Member Wisconsin House of Representatives, 1879-1880. Wisconsin State railroad commissioner, 1882-1886.

      Member 50th to 53d Congresses (1887-1895), 8th and 10th Wisconsin districts. Practiced law at River Falls, Wisconsin, 1895-1901. Member State Tax Commission, 1901-1921 (chairman, 1911-1921).

      Tax counsel to Board of Equalization, State of Montana.

    Works

    • Author: Pioneer and Political Reminiscenses, 1929.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Wisconsin House of Representatives, 1879-1880. Member 50th to 53d Congresses (1887-1895), 8th and 10th Wisconsin districts. Member State Tax Commission, 1901-1921 (chairman, 1911-1921).

    Mason, Elk. Was one of first advocates of income tax for State of Wisconsin and writer on that subject.

    Connections

    • Married Ingeborg A. Rasmussen, March 1, 1875.
    • father: Peder N. Haugen
    • mother: Karen (Stensrud) Haugen
    • spouse: Ingeborg A. Rasmussen
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    Born March 9, 1849
    Died April 23, 1931
    (aged 82)
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