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A SOUVENIR



NEW HAMPSHIRE LEGISLATORS



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VOI^lJiVlE III.



CONCORD, N. H. :
'iHE Granite State Puhlishing Comi'Any.






Copyright. 1901 .
Bv The Ckamte State I'LmLisiuNG Company



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Concur n, N. H.:

Tllli RUMI-'ORII Pkijss.
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PRKFACE.



For the tliird time Tlie SoLivenir of tlie New Hampshire Legislature mal<es its
appearance. Begun with the session of 1S97, the value and popularity of the
work called for its continuance with the session of 1899. Again the welcome
accorded by the memljcrs of that legislature proved be\ ond question how perma-
nent was the interest caused by its publication.

The Souvenir has, in fact, become a biennial chapter in the annals of our state,
and it is to be hoped that its publication may be prolonged indefinitelv. In no
other way can the personal history of legislation be preserved in moie interesting
and attractive form.

Every year enhances The Souvenir's value as an individual and complete record
ot Governors, Councilors, Congressmen, State Officials, Senators, Representa-
tives and Legislative officers, for it is at once a biography and a picture gallery.
The prompt and generous response made by a large number of legislators en-
couraged the authors to undertake Volume III, and in offering the results of their
labors, they take occasion to thank the friends of The Souvenir for courtesies and
assistance.






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GOVKRNOR ChESTKK B. JORDAN.









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James B. Thnnant. Chaklics H. Hkksicv.

Edmund E. Truesdkll.
LORiNG B. BODWKLL. KoiiKR r N. Chamhkrlin.



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Skth M. Kichakds.
Joseph O. Hobhs.



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William J. Hoyt.
William H. ISIitchkll.



PRIvSIDlvNTIAL I'.LlvCTORS.




Hon. IIp:nry E. Burnham,
U. S. Senator.



Hon. Jacob H. Gallinger,
U. S. Senator.



Hon. Cyru-S A. .Sulloway. Hon. 1'"rank D. Currikr.

CONGREvSSIONAI. DELEGATION.



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Solon A. Carter,
State Treasurer.




Edward N. Pkarson,
Secretary of State.



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LVSANDF.R H. CARROI.I., JAMES 1M . COOl'KK,

Labor Coniinissioiier. Deputy

Labor Counuissiouer.



NAIXU.M J. I5ACIIIiLIJi;R,

Secretary
Board of Agriculture.



AUGUSTUS 1). AVLING,

Adjutaut GeueraL




John C. Linehan,

lusiiraiice

Conuui.ssioner.




Irving A. w \ i>.>\,

Secretary

Board of Health.




Ua\ii) ]•;. Proctor
Departuieut
CoiuuKUulcr,



Frank Batti,i;s.
Adjutaut General,



0£ C5. jPs.. P?..



STATl-: OFFICIALS.



Ch.vnning Folsom,

Superintendent
rublic lu.structiou.




C. Edward Wricht.





Li:nXARD F. BlRiSANK. Wll.I.lAM 1). CllANDI.KR

TRUSTEES OF STATE IJRRARY.



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Alpheus \V. Baker.



Joiix Hatch.
BANK COMMISSIONERS.



George W.ait Cimmix(




Henry M. Putney.




Ed\y.\rd B. S. Sanhorx.
RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS.




Jorti.Mi C. Bei.i.ows.



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ARTnru H. Cii.vsE,
State I<il)rarian.



EnwiN- G. Eastm.\x,
AttorueY General.



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Thomas F. Clifford,

Clerk.



Bertram Kllis,
President.



John Dkmerktt,

Ser":eaiit-at-Ariii.s.



Louis A. Thorpk

Assistant Clerk.



OFFICERS OF TH1-: SKXATE.



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Wll.l.lA.M K. l'ii.i.si;rK\ .

vSENATORvS.

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David Ukcii.



Kn^^ ix C. Bkan.








JAMKS A. I.OCKE.



Ai-i;i;rt S. \V'i:tiieki;li,. l^'iivi- S. Hi:ai)




John Frank Farxiiam. Harrv P. Ray.

SENATORS.
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Rev. Jt)i;i. P.. Si.ocr.M,
Chaplain.



John K. I<aw,
Sergeant-at-.Arni.s.



Cyrus H. Ijttlk,
speaker.



Henry K. Brock,
Clerk.



William H. TorriNG, »
Assistant Clerk.



OFFICKRvS OF THIC HOUvSK.



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HiA\'.\uii i\. N(>\\i;i.i,



CiiAKi-KS W. Sti;vi;nh, Cliaiiniaii.



COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.
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I''ki;i>i.kick C. Ciuttick.



ClIAKI.l.S W. CoUliON. JOIIX M. Wi;iiSTIiK.

COMMITTKI-; ON KDITCATION.

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John IJ. Noyks.



I.SA.\c S. Croshv. Arm i;_\ ,. l,'.;-. .

COMMITTEE ON LIQUOR LAWS.
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Daniel B. Aldrich.



CuAKi.KS B. HovT, Chairman.




K-MMoNS T. Brown.



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George \V. Fisher.








Hen-rv S. Bailev. Bi;rt B. Blakksi.ee. Artemcs S. K<k;ers. hhward N. Coc;



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James W. Biknham.



Fred R. Beaki:.

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IIi;ri!i;kt S. H<uipi;k.

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE



Charles H. Kavmdnd.




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Frank B. Brown.



Malcolm A. H. Hart, Chairman.



Edwin D. Fl.vnders.







Frank H. Warren. Charlks E. Reed.



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John B. Dodge. Jo">-' ••^' LiNnQcisx.




Charles J. Gould.



Ei'I'Im: \V. Hatch.



I).vnii;l J Bakik.





Thom.^s L. Hoitt. Calvin Allen.

COMMITTEE ON NORMAL SCHOOL
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Oliver M. Johnson.








Edgar I. Kendall. orka S. Buubee.



Silas Hardy. Willlvm F. Kusskll.



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Alex'nd'r F. Stoughton.





John C. Bickford, Chainiian.




Amos J. Blake.



Nia\i;ll p. Slas.




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Greenle.vi K.Bai^ilktt. Ch.vrli.s O. Barney. K/.Ra M Smiiii. Edmiind C. Com.

COMMITTEE ON REVISION OI'^ STATUTKvS.
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David D. Taylor.



William V. Nason.



S:ii:k.ma.n ]{. BruKoiu.iis.
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY.



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Charles H. Sanborn.



Benjamin G. Herrick, Chairnian.



Herman A. Osr.oon.





Walter I,. Bralky. Desire I.aneville. Samiel S. Didlev. John Potter.






Russell H. Kittrepge.



Phineas Hammond.



WM. E. W.\TERHOrSE.



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JoSEl'll P. SankorN.




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p;invARD W. Burns.

COMMITTEE ON COUNTY AFFAIRS.

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John C<. H.\rkim.\n.




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Amos R, Johnson.



Walter A Ali-i;x. Chairinan.



Ferluxaxi) a. Stim.ixcis.




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Ezra C. Chase. Addison H. Frizzeli.. Isaac \V. CruTicE. I'.i.w




WlLLI.^M E. Maloxev.





CH.ARLES .-v. JELLICKSOX.








Fri:I) \. HlCKLEY.




Louis C. Beane. Edwin N. Stkkxev. Daniel Ai.lkn.

COMMITTER ON PUBLIC III-:ALTH.

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Charles H. Greenleaf, Chairman.




Lyman M. Roisie. Joseph L. Bixkord. John H. Chandler. Elmer a. ScRHiNKR.








Alkicrt Snicni). George H. Bartlett. Ciimii-, h. n.MiWiii. I!i n iamin l-'. Woi-tc



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Fred R. Caswell. Georcic B. Jenness. Isaac B. Hovt. Fred J. Marvin.

COMMITTEE ON ROADvS, BRIDGES, AND CANALS.



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William T. Whittlk. S.\Mri;L H. Htll



Joseph T. Slatterv.




James O. Buswell.



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Olaf p. Nyberc.




Alvaii \V. Burnell, Chairman.



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George T. Amidon.



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Moses F. Emerson. I-'ri.d W. JIorse.

COMMITTEE ON CLAIMvS.

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IRVINO V. C




AUEL B.AILEY.




IlANS C. Joiinsi:n.




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William J. Ahf.rn.



Henrv F. Green, Chairman.



Allen D. Kichmoxd.




Fred E- Lovell.



WiLLAKu Bill, Jr. J.\mes H- Henry. ]'"r(;EXE ()ri



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John W. Wheeler.



John H. Horne



Kl.\U!.\I,L WiCltSTICK.





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Nathan G. Phmmi;r. Milton D. W.\i>Li.i<ai. George W.Craweord.

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.

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ASA A. Mali



Jami;s L. I.oomis. Jamks H. Mooki;.

COMMITTKE ON SOLDIERS' HOME.

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Simon Ward.



Danii-.l T. MeCoRMicK, Chairman. Josm-ii H. Chandler.







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John P. Gi.innKN. Charles R. Putnam. Hugh Tallant. Wh.ll\m H. Adams.



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Mii.o S. Morrh.l.



Fri;d W. Goci.I)



James H. Bliss.




SAMn-.I, J. CuKMNC




Wll.MAM I-'. J i\l>.

COMMITTKl': ON I'ORIVvSTRY
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Charles E. Eaton.




I''ki:1) C. Dakkah. Isaac Fo\.

COMMITTEE ON RETRENCHMENT AND REFORM.

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Fri'.mont D. Bartlktt. Gkorgk O. Dickhrmax.

COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS.

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Robert t,- Flanders.



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Ai.F.ERT 'P. Severance, Chairman.



H.VRVEY C.\MPBKLL.



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Oi.A Anderson. EmvAuii J. l!i.oin,i ti . George A. Webster. m xk\ m. l \v






CiiAKi,i-.s Wiii;i-;li'.r.



Perlf.v S. KOBIIC





Ai,i'.i:rt Montcomkkv. Ijconard K. I'lm-i'S.

COMMITTEE ON STATE PRISON.
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Al-IvXlS K. RiSSON.



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Orrin S. Gale.




Chaki.f.s H. Fassktt. CiiAKi.i'.s p. AkI'.RM AN



Byron L. Morse.






Albert B. Eaton.



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GEORCiE t;. IvATliN-




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IIi;nrv M. Currier.




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LiNUSicv Aldkich. I'i;kli:v W. Kowell.






Forest L. Wellman.








Mattiiicw J. Devinkv.



John a. Landry.
COMMITTICE ON PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

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Harry H. Dudi.f.v.




Lewis P. Ladd



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Charlks E Cooi'kk, Chairman.





George T. Cruft.



Edson J. HiLI,.



Freeman A. Hissia.




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C.EORCE E- Cl.AKKl



Smith Dodci-:



I,i;\i C. oiixT.



Akiihu T. Cass. W.m.do A. Hikt.

COMMITTEE ON BANKS.
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Frank P. Wiiitkhouse.



Arthur H. Brixton, Chairmau.



AsnBEi, S. Brown.






Frank H. Si.mi'son. Thurston <). Cai.i,i:\. Herbert A. Sales. Geor<;e P. Wallace.









Georc.i-; a. Putnam.





Georc.i; G. Toli'ori)



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Andricw C. II.\RUI.MAN.




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WiLLLXM F. IlAWI.EV.



HoRACiv G. Casi:.

COMMITTEE ON LABOR.
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(;i:(iK(;i-: I) Ci,i;\i:i.am>




I'RosrivKi. H. Cn.\Ki'i'.NTii;R. J.\mi:s W. Ini.i.k.

COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE.

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Herkkrt M. Mdodv.



ARTiitR O. Fn.LKR, Chniniiaii.



CiiAKi.is H. Davis.




Arthtr Allen.



James K. Kknxedy. Willi a.m T. Ji



Ai.iii-.KT }•;. Brswi-.T.L.






WlLl,l.\.M M. I.DRl).



Geor<;ic .M. Cra.xt.



CllAKLI'S J. ( )Xl'.IL





l)ANii-:i. K. CiLciiRisr.

COMMITTHK OK EIJ':CTlOXS.

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HlvNKV H. HAYKS



J.\Mi:S A IK F.N.



PicKLiiv Wai.kik. C.r.oiu;!-; H. L. Hkad.

COMMITTEE ON FISIIIvRIES AND GAME.

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FicKDiXAXi) A. Sni.i.iN'.s, Chairman.



John (".. JKOriLKix.




AuGrsT FiLioN. George W. Lougee. James P. T.eigiiton. Moses (i. Calef






James V. Weston.



Hakkv \V'. :MAKSn Ai.r,,



Cm AKi.i.s J. PiKi:




JAMICS M. II) AI.I-.V.




VV II, 1,1 AM 11. KiMIlAI,!.




lloUACi: \V. I'ACE



COMMITTEE ON ASYLUM FOR INSANE




Dennis F. Cvllitv



Ja.MKS F. Bl'KNS. WlI.l.IAM Makcotti:.

COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS.





Daxa p. Jonks.







DANip;r, W. HowK. George Melvin. Steven W. Gii.man. Justin K- Hii.i.




Shekhvrn J. WiNsi.ow, Chairiuaii.




Ki.MiiALi, \Vi;iiSTi:K.




Charles F. Sargent.



Frank A. Whiting.




Ai,1:a C. 11k k^



.M. ines B. Dow. George S. Sanuorn.

COMMITTEE ON TOWNS.
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Ki.isiiA C. Andrews.




Dkxti:k Mkkkii.i,.



Isaac Fox. Orrin S. Gam:.

COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL AFFAIRS.

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David G. Mowk. Joseph C. Pkttigrew. Johx F. Harkington. Albert W. Green.




JOSEl'H GE()FI'RH)X.




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John H. Steet-e, Chairman.




George II. Axdkrson.



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JOSICrn A. I^ETOtTRNEATT.



DlC.KTlCR MlCRRM.r,,



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John J. Kvan. ]'",i>\var» Hewi-ey.



John K- Hai.l. Ki'hriam Roi'cher.



COMMITTEE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
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DlMONI) fi. WivI.I.S



kdl'.lKl I'OI./.l.U.



John S. Damp;



COMMITTKK OX MANUFACTURES.

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Cassius M. C. Puii.Lirs.



MuM,> I. I'i KKi:-



William P. .Mi-.iai.n.






Alansox C. Hainks.



Curtis G. Britton.



Frederick K. Crain.





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Kmri C. Ilr IV iii.Nso.N, Cliaii ninti.




John >m 1 ! 11 .




Frank J. I'ri.nch



COMMlTTlUv ON AORICrLTURAI, COLUvCtI-:.

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Fred C. Parkkr.




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Thomas J. Carmo.n.




CllAkI.i;S I,. KiMl'.AI.I.. Hl-RUICKT A. MOORK.





IRVIM. M. ill Mil. Sill KlirRN J. WiNSl.dW. Cl.ARKNCK II. PATI-. KllWAKD M. lilOANl.

COMMITTEE ON INSrUANCIv.

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Geokc.k H. WlLSt)X. EnwiN C. Hitchcock, Chainnan. I-.dwin I'i.rMMi:K.




Charles I. Birkhws. Tiu).mas E. In<iham. Hakrik E- Waite. Benjamin F. Greer.








George M. Ci-ark. I-'ricd C. Ani)i;rson. Gioorc.i-; \v. I.aki:. George K. Mathes.




KonicRT Snoikirass.




I,i;()NAR!) K. Smith.



COMMITTICI': ON INCORPORATIONS.

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Edwin P. Hrxx.



Martin I,. riri:u. Jami;s K. Whitehead.

Doorkeepers ok House.



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Warren W. LovEjov, Hir.a.m t). CruRiKU, Gk()rc;e H. Bric.iia.m, George W. Johnson,

Doorkeeper of Cnniniitttc Hoonis, Doiirkeiiicrnl S.iiate. \V;iniin iil CIniik Knom. .\ss't Wanlen of Cloak Room.






Charm s I,. Rokkrts,



Hl-.Kiil.K 1 J. ^il< A\ J-.l.l.

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Al.UKKT 1). I, A.NKVII.I-E
I'use.





Ch.\ki.i;s J. liAi.i.ou, Hui-;i> A. G,\ki)m:k.

i'M«e. r..«.-.

LEGISL.\'I'1\"K ol'FICKIv'S AM) .\1 'IVC 11 KS.



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Harry B. Cilley.
Minor and A meiicau.


H. H. Metcalf,
I'ortsmoulh Times.


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G. \V. P'OWLER,

J\/aiii/iiifi'f Union.




Allan H. RoiiixsoN,
Bos/on Herald.



I. ErGKNK Keeler,
Boston Globe.




\i. C Pkarson,

As,-...iiil.,l Pn-ss.

Concord .\Ionitor.




John \\. Coi i in. Fred M. I.ivIChton'.

."i/anclu'sli'r Cnion .lili.st. People and Patriot.



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Frank M. Shackford, W. Shaughnessy, J-'.lias A. McQuaio, Fuank H. Challis.

Senate Reporter. Manchester Lhiion. Mirror and American. Manchester Xews.








MlCRRILL SlirUTLEFE
Mt'SScngiT to
Governor and Council .



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William II. Smith, William 11. Wi.skin. 1Ii.riii;ri- A. MuI^lwain,

I.ibiary Mis-i ni:.i!-. Mi'ssongcr to tlio Si'nulo.



LEGLSLATIVI-: REPORTERS AND MESSENGERS.
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.



niilEF SKETCHES OF THE LIVES OF THE MEX WHO,
IN STATE AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT,

HELPED SHAPE LE(;iSLATIOX IN 1901.



THE GOVERNOPv.

CiiESTEK Bradley Jop.dan was born in Colebrook, October 15, 1839. lie is the
son of the late Johnson and Minerva (Bnel) Joi-dan. His mother, liis grandfather
and <;"raud mother Bnel, were Connecticut people. His father was a native of
Plainfield, but his <fraudmother Jordan was Mary Walker, born in Kehoboth,
Mass. There, too, was born Benjamin Jordon, his paternal <:randfatlier. From
Providence, R. I., near Kehoboth, Benjamin served about tiiree years in the
Revolutionary War.

Governor Jordan is tlie youngest of a large familj' of children reared on a farm
in Colebrook. Early in life he began to attend such schools as the then district
system afforded. Ilis last term in the summer was when he was nine years old,
the farm work demanding his labor after that age, working at home, and for
others when not needed at home, until he lacked only six months of attaining his
majority. lie then went a term to Colebrook Academj^ and thenceforward for
five years he taught school winters, labored on the farm part of every summer,
and attended high schools and academies spring and fall, graduating from
Kimball Union Academy, July, ISCG. Before this he had been elected School
Committee of his town, and the ne.xt year, 18G7, he was cliosen one of Colebrook's
Selectmen and School Committee. In i)revious years he had made the town
taxes. He was also nominated for town Representative, but declined. He was,
however, after he became of age, i)ut forward by his party so long as he remained
in Colebrook, to make the test vote of the day, as candidate for Moderator against
the late pojiular Hon. Ilazeu Bedel. In the fall of 1S()4, while working in a starch
mill, he remembers presiding over three meetings addressed respectively by lions.
Walter Ilarriman, Daniel Clark, and James W. Patterson, giants in debate. lie
also i)resided at the lirst meeting of Messrs. Ilarriman and Sinclair in their ureat
joint debate throughout the state in their remarkable campaign.

He taught eighteen terms, including district, jirivate, and academic schools.
He was teaching in Colebrook the winter of ISfiS when the late Chief Justice Doe
came across him there, and selected him for Clerk of Court for Co(>s County.
Later he received the appointment from the full bench, to take elTect .luiic I, of
that year. Moving to Lancaster, he held this jiosition until October, IS74. to the
entire satisfaction of bench and bar. In the meantime he read l;i\v and wrote for
the press, devoting time to i)olitics in every cami>aign. lie ])urcliased the Coi'i.s
Republican, but did not keep it very long. When he left the clerk's otlice he
entered the law ottice of the late Judge Ladd, with whom he lemained for a time,
then, with Ray, Drew iV lleywood. He; was admitted to the bar, Novcnd)er, 1ST5;



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to partnership with Ray & Drew, May, 1876; Ray, Drew, Jordan & Carpenter,
January, 1882; Drew, Jordan & Carpenter, 18S3; Drew & Jordan, June, 1885;
Drew, Jordan & Buckley, 1893.

In tlie threat campaign of 1880, Governor Jordan led the lii;lit to redeem his
town, and won, by one majority, in a vote of more than seven hundred, making a
net gain of over one hundred. He was elected to the House, and, although with-
out legislative exi^erience, he was the unanimous choice of his party for Speaker
of the ablest House of recent years. He acquitted himself in a manner creditable
to himself and state. There was but one verdict at the close of the session, as
the Union said, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

In the campaign of 1886, he was his party's candidate for Senator in the Coos
District, and, although running three hundred votes ahead of his ticket, he was
defeated. In 1896 his party was anxious that he should try again; he declined
until the Convention met, and without dissenting voice selected him as its candi-
date for senator, then he acquiesced. His opponent took the stump, and spoke
throughout the county. Mr. Jordan remained about his work, but when the
votes were counted he had 3,186 out of a total of 4,861 for all others in a district
formerly strongly Democratic. He was unanimously nominated for President of
the Senate, and unanimously elected, receiving the votes of the only Democrats,
Senators Hon. Timothy G. Howard, and Hon. J. W. Emery of Portsmouth. Mr.
Jordan's record as presidlnu" officer of the senate is so well known and so recently
made that we need only advert to it here. The Senate was a very able, conserva-
tive body, and gave the President no trouble, but, on the other hand, was strong
in its support of him, ardent in its friendship for him, and most loyal to the state
and all its interests. Throughout the whole session there was not a murmur of
discontent, nor a ripple of displeasure. Governor Jordan showed to the people
of the state that he knew something of tlieir affairs, was painstaking in legisla-
tion, prudent and economical with public funds. It was during this session, at a
Republican caucus to nominate a United States Senator, that he made the closing
speech in behalf of Senator Gallinger, cari-ying caucus and balconies to the higliest
pitch of enthusiasm, and placing him in tlie foreground of New Hampshire's cap-
tivating and impassioned speakers.

, Two yeais later, his party, with great earnestness, urged him to become its
candidate for Governor. So persistent were its requests and demands that he had
to decline three times before he could be let alone. Early in 1900 his friends came
back to him with renewed energy. He told them they could have him, but that
he should do nothing to secure the nomination. From then till the ('onvention
he kept his word. September 11, 1900, there assembled 744 delegates. It was a
grand Convention, com])osed of, and ofTicered by, great men. Govern()r Jordan
received all the votes cast save 8"). From that time to the election Mr. Jordan did
his part in every section of the state, and made a most popular candidate with the
people, polling the largest vote ever given any New Hampshire man, receiving
.'>4,000 votes, lacking only 3.").

'I'hc (Jovernor was married in Is7!) t() ]S[iss Ida R. Nutter, a Lancaster girl.
They liave three children: Roxanna, nineteen years qld; Gladstone, twelve;
Chester Bradley, Jr., eight. The Governor has ever been a hard worker, of
nuithodical habits, rugged, strong, and determined. As a farm laborer he com-
manded great wages, and in everyplace he has been called to fill he has simply
done his duty without fear or favor. In i)olitics he has ever dealt hard blows, but
in such a manly, open way that his Democratic friends have been loyal and kind
to him from his very boyhood. He has been connected with the banks of his
town ever since the National was founded in 1882. Formerly he settled many



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estates in tlie probate and bankrupt coiuts, and now has charge of trust funds.
His counsel is sought by neigiibors and friends, as well as by the large clientage
of the tirm.

One of the organizers of tiie (irafton and Coos B;ir Association, ho has done
much and written a great deal to promote its usefulness. lie was long its lirst
vice-president, and now, since Judge Bingham's death, he is president. lie has
delved deep into the history of his town, county, and state, and can tell almost
any one some interesting matters of Coos County people. His researches in this
direction have been with profit and pleasure to himself, and of value to liistory.
He rendered valuable assistance on the County history, and was first to start the
machinery for the Lancaster Town Ilistoiy, following the work with the other
members of the committee from start to tinisli. The result is an excellent book
of nearly seven hundred pages, and with nearly one hundred illustrations. He is
a valued member of the New Hampshire Historical Society, and has often assisted
in getting together facts as to the founders i<\' our government. lie was made a
Mason in Colebrook thirty-live years ago, and is yet a member of Evening Star
lodge. He has long been an honorary member of tlie Veterans' Association, and
of several of the regimental associations.

He is modest, unassuming, and close to the peo])le. He is at home in the social
circle, where his easy flow of wit and good humor are always welcome. He has
been charitable, kindly, and generous all his life, nr)t only looking out well for
his own, but aiding others. Many a man tiiroughout the country dates his start
when young from the help, the timely aid, Mr. Jordan gave him. His sympathies
flow in broad and deep channels. He loves fun at the proper time, and delights
even now to s])end a part of each summer in the woods on the boughs with the
boys. He is an exjjert and persistent angler, and finds no recreation like unto
that of getting close to Nature in her most attractive and secret haunts. He is
the friend of schools, of churches, of all good works and w;iys, and devoted to
the welfare of his town. He is ardently attached to his native state, and her
many and varied interests will be safe in his hands.

Vote of state: Chester B. Jordan, i;e])ublican, .5:1.S01 ; Frederick E. Potter,
Democrat, 34,!)r)(); Josiah M. Fletcher, rroliiliitioii, l,isi'; .Sumner F. Clallin,
Social Democratic, 7.")": scattering, 7.



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DISTliiCT X(>. I.

.Ia.mi;s I';. Ti'.NNANr was limn in Deeilitld in IS17. and received his edueation in
the pul)lic schools and at I'cndiroki- and New Hampton acatlemies. In ISCdi he
went into tratle in Short Falls, Epsom, where he now conducts a large general
store, ami he is largely inteiested in lumbering in various parts of the state. He
has always been a Ilepubiican in polities, and the jiarty has conferred upon hiin
many official hoimrs whi(di he has borne with fidelity, ami the duties of which he
has i)erformed with conspicuous ability. From lS7n to ISS'.t he was jiostmaster at
Short Falls, and he is now completing his tenth year of service as one of the Com-
missioners of Merrimaek county. In iSSS) he was elected a membei' of the .State
Senate, and he was a nwinlier of the House of IS'.M. Mr. Tennant is respected by
all who know him, and his large vote whenever a candidate is evidence of his
wide popularity.

Vote of district: .lames I!. 'I'ennant. Ilepubiican. I0,4!)l); Charles \. .Moise,
Democrat, S. 14."); l-'ranU \l. Bean, I'rohiliitioii. •_'.")7.



104 A SOUVENIR OF

DISTRICT XO. 2.

Hon. LoiiiNG Bijooks Bodwell, of Manchester, Republican, was born April
20, 1843, in Salem, this state. In 1845 his parents removed to Manchester, taking
up their residence in what is now termed the Goft's Falls District. Mr. Bodwell' s
boyhood was passed here, and the rudiments of his education were obtained at


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