has been one of the most active members of the
Republican jiarty in this localitv ever since. In 1895
he was a member of his ward committee, and was \
elected alderman, and served through 1895-6, in
1895 the vote lieing a tie. A new election was called
and the result was the seating of our subject by
twenty-five votes, althcnigh the ward was some 40)
votes Domncrafic, which mddc Mr. Rattelsdorfer
the first Republican alderman ever elected in it.
Only one Republican has l>een elected since then,
which followed our subject's lenn of office, he hav-
ing declined a re-election. Ever since that time he
has been a leader in his ward, belongs to its com-
mittee: was elected a '
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
tends to the various organizations nicnlioneti, looks
carefully after a large jiractice, meets in consulta-
tion with other surgeons antl physicians, and pre-
serves the activities and meilical tests which have
made him well and favorably known over so wide
a field, and an honor to his profession. With all the
calls made upon him, he hntls time to keep thor-