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Chairman H. C. Thom Is Dead

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oiADisoN, Marón is.- tlenrjr (j. Ttiom, chairman of the Republican state central sommlttee, died Saturday nighc at 9:45 p. m. He had been dangerously ill sinco the middle of Jamuuy. being scricken with paralysis hortly aftertheip.auguration oí the Bupublicnn stato offioers, who owed to his oarnest work during the campaign muoh of thoir victory. The cause of death was paralysis brought on by blood poisoning, which followed sorlous kidney derangement. He was born Muren 5, 1856, in Clinton, Bock eounty, VVis His pnrants wero Alexander Thom and Mary White, the atter n desoendant of tho Stewart olan, and both full-blooded Scotch. Alexander Thora was a wagonmaker, and Henry was cducated at Clinton and completed the bese courso of learning obtainable in that town and then went to Oshkosh, where he attended the State Normal school. Later ha taught school and still later went intotho stock raising business. He was electud county school superintendent of Bock county early in the eightips, buc puc in most of his time locturing and coiv.luctinij i.irmers' inscitutes. Governor Hoard maJe him dairy and food comraissioner in 1889, but 1d 1891 wiien the Dcmocrats caras into power he went into busitiess again as manager of a light nnd poivor company here, and held the place to his death. He was chairman of the Republioan scató central cjmmittee during the last two oampaigns. He loaves a wife and four children, two boys and two girls. His wife was Miss Julia Scott, a daughter of Winfleld Scott, of Oshkosh.


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