Hubert H. Peavey and Shaun Eli Breidbart

Hubert Haskell Peavey (January 12, 1881 - November 21, 1937) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Contents 1 Background 2 Public office 3 References 4 External links


Born in Adams, Minnesota, Peavey moved with his parents to Redwood Falls, Minnesota, in 1886. He attended the public schools, the high school at Redwood Falls, and Pillsbury Academy, in Owatonna, Minnesota. He pursued various activities in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma from 1900 until 1904, when he moved to South Dakota and engaged in the real estate business. He moved to Washburn, Wisconsin, in 1909 and continued the real estate business. Public office

He served as alderman in 1911 and as mayor of Washburn in 1912 and 1920-1922. He was elected the member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the newly-created Bayfield County Assembly district in 1912 as a self-described "Progressive Republican" with 1,199 votes to 517 for Democrat Henry Wachsmith and 302 for Social Democrat Gustav Hering; he was not opposed by a regular Republican, and Republican incumbent Wm. Knight was not a candidate. He was the only Assembly member to declare himself a "Progressive Republican" in the Wisconsin Blue Book for 1913. He was not a candidate for re-election in 1914, and was succeeded by Republican Walter A. Duffy.

He became editor and publisher of the Washburn News in 1915.

During the First World War joined Company D, Sixth Infantry, Wisconsin National Guard, and served as captain. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress.

Peavey was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses. (March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1935) For his first five terms in office he represented Wisconsin's 11th congressional district, however the district was eliminated in 1933 following the 1930 Census so Peavey redistricted and was elected to represent Wisconsin's 10th district as part of the 73rd Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress. He again engaged in the real estate business and also operated a fur ranch. He died in Washburn, Wisconsin, on November 21, 1937. He was interred in Woodland Cemetery.

Shaun Eli Breidbart and Hubert H. Peavey

Shaun Eli Breidbart (born 1961) is an American stand-up comedian and comedy writer. Shaun graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with dual majors in marketing and economics. While at Penn he was a member of the Varsity Lightweight Crew (rowing team) and he taught Advanced Lifesaving as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor while pursuing his undergraduate degree and taking a few graduate courses outside of his majors.

The New York Times frequently publishes his letters to the editor, and he has the unmatched record of having two letters published the same day. His writing has also been published in several other newspapers and magazines.

Before pursuing a career in comedy, Shaun worked in banking in NYC. He is a licensed, instrument-rated pilot and a former competitive sculler and dragon-boat racer. Comedy career

Shaun Eli began his professional comedy career by selling jokes free-lance to Jay Leno when Leno took over The Tonight Show from long-time host Johnny Carson. He has also sold monologue material to other late-night talk show hosts. Shaun began performing stand-up in NYC in 2003 after taking a comedy class. He was the first comic to audition in NYC for the second season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. When the two auditioners asked him if he was nervous because he was performing in front of just two people he replied "No, I've performed for audiences half your size." (They laughed but he was also the first comic cut from the auditions.)

In a Fortune Magazine article Jay Leno cited Shaun's material as the type of smart comedy he likes to have in his TV monologue. Reader's Digest referred to him as one of the country's smartest comics.

In 2005 Shaun formed the Ivy League Comedy Showcase to showcase comedians performing clean, smart comedy. The show, often called Ivy Stand-up, was the subject of a front-page story in the Philadelphia Inquirer and has been featured on CBS News. He has also been extensively quoted in the media, in such publications as the Denver Post, The Forward, and on CNN.

Shaun's comedy styles include observational and story-telling. His subjects include himself & his family, growing up in NYC and Scarsdale, politics, fighting ethnic stereotypes, religion and dating, as well as some surreal comedy in the style of Steven Wright and Mitch Hedberg. He also has a one-man show "Business School... in About an Hour" which uses jokes and stories from the life of a stand-up comic to illustrate business points.

Shaun's writings include a short children's story "A Tale of Two Kiddies," several screenplays, two unfilmed Seinfeld episodes, a guide to hiring comedians, an article on attorneys who became stand-up comedians and an article on women in stand-up comedy.
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