John A. McDougall, the democratie candidate for state senator, has a record for probity and uprightness of which any man may well be proud. He is known and respected likewise for his downright common sense views. He is a farmer, too, who can express his views when the occasion arises, and a wounded veteran soldier of the late war. He was born in Washtenaw county, reared here, and has always had his residence here. His father was one of the earliest pioneers, and for years had charge of the first frame mili in Ypsilanti, which he himself raised in 1828 for Woodruff & Hardy. It was in Ypsilanti that our lnominee was born, June 14, 1843. When he was ten years old his parents removed to Superior township, on the homestead opposite the farm on which Mr. McDougall now resides. He was educated in the Ypsilanti schools and at the Ypsilanti Normal. He was not of age when in 1862 he enlisted in the celebrated "Normal" company and was assigned to the Seventeenth Michigan Infantry, under General VVithington, of Jackson. In September of that year, Mr. McDougall feil at South Mountain, his shoulder being shot to pieces, and six months afterwards, on account of his wound, he was mustered out of the service. He is a member of Carpenter Post, G. A R., of Ypsilanti. His life has been spent in farming. He has been prominently identified with the Grange. Where he is best known his vote will be largest.