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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.

Background

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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Membership

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

Connections

father:
Jean Pierre

mother:
Mary Magdelena