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Paul Oscar HUSTING

Paul Oscar Husting, American senator. member Wis; member United States Senate for term, 1915-1921, at 1st direct election of senator by people in Wis.

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  • Ethnicity: Son of Jean Pierre and Mary Magdelena (Juneau) H.; g.s. Solomon Juneau, first white settler and founder of Milwaukee, Wis.; student U. of Wis. Coll. of Law, 1895; unmarried. Admitted to Wis. bar, 1895, and practiced in Mayville; pres. E. Swartz Printing Co.; dist. atty., Dodge Co., Wis., 1902-06; mem. Wis. Senate, 1906, 1910; elected mem. U.S. Senate for term, 1915-21, at 1st direct election of senator by people in Wis. Author of Wis. waterpower law; active in securing passage of income tax, workmen’s compensation, and 2-cent railroad fare laws in Wis., also initiated investigation leading to enactment of Corrupt Practices Act. Democrat. Home: Mayville, Wis

  • Husting, Paul Oscar was born on April 25, 1866 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Jean Pierre and Mary Magdelena (Juneau) Husting.

  • Education

    • Student of University of Wis.

    Career

    • Admitted to Wisconsin bar, 1895, and practiced in Mayville. President E. Swartz Printing Company. District attorney, Dodge Company, Wisconsin, 1902-1906.

      Member Wisconsin Senate, 1906, 1910. Elected member United States Senate for term, 1915-1921, at 1st direct election of senator by people in Wisconsin.

    Works

    • Author of Wisconsin waterpower law. Active in securing passage of income tax, workmen’s compensation, and 2-cent railroad fare laws in Wisconsin, also initiated investigation leading to enactment of Corrupt Practices Act.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Wis; member United States Senate for term, 1915-1921, at 1st direct election of senator by people in Wis.

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    • father: Jean Pierre
    • mother: Mary Magdelena
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    Died October 21, 1917
    (aged 51)
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