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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
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
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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