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Coal, Ice, and Fuel Dealer Politicians in Wisconsin

  Lester Roland Johnson (1901-1975) — also known as Lester Johnson — of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wis. Born in Brandon, Fond du Lac County, Wis., June 16, 1901. Democrat. Lumber, feed, and coal business; lawyer; Jackson County District Attorney, 1943-46, 1953; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 9th District, 1953-65; member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954. Died in Augusta, Eau Claire County, Wis., July 24, 1975 (age 74 years, 38 days). Interment at Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Francis Bowler Keene (b. 1856) — also known as Francis B. Keene — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 11, 1856. Engineer; coal sales agent; newspaper editor; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1899-1902; U.S. Consul in Florence, 1903-05; Geneva, 1905-15; U.S. Consul General in Zurich, 1915-17; Rome, 1917-24. Member, American Historical Association; Sons of the American Revolution. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. David Keene and Susan Elizabeth (Bowler) Keene; married, November 8, 1893, to Emerin Price Semple.
  William Kaiser Van Pelt (1905-1996) — also known as William K. Van Pelt — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Born in Glenbeulah, Sheboygan County, Wis., March 10, 1905. Republican. Retail fuel business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944, 1948 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1951-65; defeated, 1964. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Kiwanis. Died June 2, 1996 (age 91 years, 84 days). Interment at Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wis.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Herman B. Wegner Herman B. Wegner (b. 1891) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 3, 1891. Shoe and leather cutter; coal salesman; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 16th District, 1933-44. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
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