Bio: Mylrea, Hon. W. H. (1853 - 19??)


Surnames: Mylrea, Bowman, Bardeen, Ostrandor

----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.

Mylrea, Hon. W. H. (1 January 1853 -19??)

Hon. W. H. Mylrea has been mentioned as one of the prominent members of the Marathon county bar. He was a student of Lawrence College and after graduation studied law in the office of Jonathan Bowman in Kilbourn City. He was admitted to the bar in the year 1879, and coming to Wausau in 1883, formed a partnership with C. V. Bardeen under the firm name of Bardeen & Mylrea. He took great interest in political affairs and from 1884 until 1900 was much in demand as a speaker for the Republican Party, several times making a complete canvass of the state in its behalf. In 1886 he was elected district attorney of Marathon County, and in 1894 attorney general on the Republican ticket, and reelected in 1896. After the expiration of his term of office he returned to Wausau and retired from the practice of his profession in 1902; devoting his time and energy to real estate business and lumbering. He is president of the Langlade County Real Estate Company, president of the Wausau Land Company, secretary of the Holway Land Company, and a director of the Wausau Box Company, and secretary of the Wisconsin Advancement Association, which latter concern makes it their business to advertise the farm lands of central and northern Wisconsin, and show the advantages to the man of limited means which Wisconsin offers compared with other states. In later years Mr. Mylrea has made addresses before many large and representative bodies in furtherance of the work of the Wisconsin Advancement Association, which already begins to show good results in bringing good substantial settlers to the still uncultivated lands in this part of the state.

W. H. Mylrea was born at Rochester. N. Y., January 1, 1853, and came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1856. He was married to Miss Minnie Ostrandor on November 12, 1884, and one son, James D. was born to them.



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