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John Skilton BISHOP

John Skilton BISHOP, American State Legislator. Member of Artist Fellowship & A. M.; Royal Arch Mason; R. & S.M. Entertainment; 32° Con sistory; Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic; Sons of the American Revolution Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

Background

  • BISHOP, John Skilton was born on September 3, 1861 in Lyons, New York, United States. Son of John Calvin and Mary Skilton (Avery) Bishop.

  • Education

    • Lyons Commercial School, 1878. Lyons Union School, 1881. Union College, Bachelor of Arts, Continuing Education, 1884.

      Albany Law School, Bachelor of Laws, 1887.

    Career

    • Y. Secretary, Lincoln Retail Grocers Association, 1888-1890, Retail Merchants Association of Iowa, Nebraska & Kansas, 1889, Lincoln Branch, Nebraska State Business Men's Association, 1890. Secretary, manager, Nebraska Credit Company, 1893- 1903. Member, Lincoln City Council, 1901-1906.

      Elected Representative, Nebraska Legislature, 34th District, since 1928. Organized, Lincoln Voters Municipal League (which drafted and elected outstanding and representative men to city offices and gave Lincoln, Nebraska a clean city govt, for 30 years), 1900. As Councilman, led fight for Municipal electric light plant and dollar gas (the dollar gas ordinance was sustained by Supreme Court of the United States Court and over $500,000 in rebates paid to gas consumers).

      Managed campaign that carried Lincoln, Nebraska dry by a thousand majority, 1910.

    Membership

    Member of Artist Fellowship & A. M. Royal Arch Mason; R. & S.M. Entertainment. 32° Con sistory; Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic.

    Sons of the American Revolution Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

    Connections

    • Spouse Cora L. Knapp, June 20, 1894, Rose, N.
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    Born September 3, 1861
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