History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Gilbert N. Haugen
GILBERT N. HAUGEN was born in Rock County, Wisconsin, April 21, 1859. He was reared on a farm and attended the common schools. In 1877 he came to Iowa and bought a farm in Worth County where he engaged in farming, grain buying, selling farm implements and hardware. In 1887 he was elected county treasurer, serving six years. In 1895 he was elected on the Republican ticket to represent the district composed of Worth and Winnebago counties in the House of the Twenty-fifth General Assembly. He was reëlected in 1897, serving two terms. In 1898 he was elected to Congress in the Fourth District and was reëlected in 1900 and again in 1902.