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Herman Bjorn Dahle (March 30, 1855 – April 25, 1920) was a United States Congressman in the House of Representatives from Wisconsin.[1]

Herman Dahle
Herman Bjorn Dahle.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byEdward Sauerhering
Succeeded byHenry Cullen Adams
Personal details
BornMarch 30, 1855
Perry, Wisconsin
DiedApril 25, 1920(1920-04-25) (aged 65)
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican

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BackgroundEdit

Herman Bjorn Dahle was born in the town of Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. He received his education in the district schools of his native town and in what is now the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he graduated in 1877. He resided at Mount Vernon, Wisconsin from 1877 to 1888 where he conducted a general mercantile business. He was also the principal owner of the Mount Horeb bank beginning in 1890.[2]

His former home, now known as the Herman B. and Anne Marie Dahle House, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Political careerEdit

Dahle was elected as a Republican for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district for the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903), but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902. He resumed mercantile pursuits and banking in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. He was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery.[3]

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Other sourcesEdit

  • Keyes, Elisha W. History of Dane County. Biographical And Genealogical (Madison, Wisconsin: Western Historical Association, 1906)
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward Sauerhering
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

1899-1903
Succeeded by
Henry Cullen Adams