Bio: Manson, Hon. John N. (1857 – 19??)
Surnames: Manson, Nicolls, Stewart
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Manson, Hon. John N. (4 March 1857 – 19??)
HON. JOHN N. MANSON, who is engaged in the fire and life insurance business at Wausau, with offices in the First National Bank Building, is recognized as one of the active and stable business men of this city. He was born here March 4, 1857, and is a son of Rufus P. and Catherine (Nicolls) Manson.
John N. Manson has been a lifelong resident of Wausau and in many ways has been identified with the city's development. He left school at the age of fifteen years and later became a member of the firm of R. P. & J. N. Manson, which continued until 1892, since when he has given his main attention to the insurance business. He is a director of the First National Bank of Wausau and is financially interested in a number of the successful enterprises of this section. In politics a Republican it has been his aim to give his party loyal support. In 1898 he became mayor of Wausau and served one term, and at different times has accepted other official responsibilities.
Mr. Manson married Miss Helen Stewart, a daughter of William R. Stewart, of Wausau. He is a thirty-second degree Mason and belongs also to the Knights of Pythias, the Elks and the Modem Woodmen of America. Mr. and Mrs. Manson belong to the Universalist Church.
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