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Alfred Miles Jones

Source: The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published under the direction of Wm. H. Froehlich, Secretary of State 1901. page 739
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The senate is composed of thirty-three members, who hold office for four years and receive $500 each for their services at each regular session. Members of the senate, session of 1901, representing odd numbered districts, were elected In Their terms will end Jan. 1, 1903. Those representing even numbered districts were elected in 1900. Their terms will end Jan. 1, 1905. The lieutenant-governor, is president of the senate, but can vote only in case of a tie. A temporary president, to act in the absence of the president, is chosen by the members the senate. The senate of 1901 contains 31 Republicans and 2 Democrats. Lieutenant-Governor Jesse Stone, president; James J. McGillivray, president pro tem.; Walter L. Houser, chief clerk; C. A. Pettibone, sergeant-at-arms.


Washington and Waukesha counties. Population, 1900 58,818.

ALFRED MILES JONES (Rep.), of Waukesha, was born Feb. 5, 1837, in New Durham, N. H., and was educated In the H. P. Kimball Institute at Rockford, Ill. He came to Wisconsin in 1894, and settled in the city of Waukesha. Previous to his coming to the state he was a resident of Hebron, McHenry county, and Warren, Jo Daviess county, Ill.; was a member of the lower house of the Illinois legislature of 1872, 1873 and 1874; a member of the board of commissioners of Joliet penitentiary, being for three years and six months its secretary; collector of internal revenue of the northern district of Illinois, and was United States marshal of that district under President Garfield, and for twelve years chairman of Illinois Republican State Central committee. He was elected to the Wisconsin state senate in 1898, receiving 6,060 votes, against 6,452 for Thomas McCarty (Dem.), and 240 for Thomas Dimond (Pro.).