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March 28, 1896

McDonald PA Outlook

Major J. W. NESBIT

By courtesy of the Oakdale Times, we publish the above cut and the following sketch:

Prominent among the names of the leaders of the Republican party of Western Pennsylvania can be recorded the name of Major John W. NESBIT, of Oakdale. A giant intellectually, as well in stature.

Major NESBIT has won his present high position in his party by his untiring industry, his unfaltering republicanism, and his unswerving fidelity to the people he has had the honor of representing for years in the House of Representatives form this district.

He is of the mintage of 1840, and was born in this county, having come from a long line of well-to-do ancestors.

In the House he was recognized leader, a skillful debater, a fluent speaker, and one ever powerful in argument. He has never been appealed to in vain by the people when their interests were in jeopardy; in fact, it can truly be said, his voice and pen have ever been ready to uphold the rights and interests of his fellow men. In Allegheny county he is to-day the idol of the masses, a fact due to the magnificent and successful battle he is now waging against the ringsters--and is recognized by all as one wholly deserving of confidence, by reason of his superior judgment in sizing up public affairs, his steadfastness of purpose, and his conceded ability to battle in the line of his convictions.

In the session of 1894 he introduced a bill regulating the salaries of the county officers, and notwithstanding the active hostility of a p... he succeeded in ....

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