A.R. LOVELAND has served as postmaster at the village of Oregon in Dane county since July 1, 1897, and no better evidence of his efficiency and courtesy is needed than the mere statement of this fact.He is a native-born citizen of Dane county, having first seen the light of day in Rutland township on Aug. 20, 1864. His parents are Carpus E. and Emily L. (Colvin) Loveland, both of whom are natives of the state of New York, but they have resided in Dane county for more than fifty years, and have had the extreme and somewhat rare pleasure of celebrating the golden anniversary of their marriage.

The father followed farming for a time, and then clerked for a number of years, but he is now living retired in the village of Oregon, his son who is the immediate subject of this review being one of the happy family circle.

Carpus E. Loveland was a member of the legislature of Wisconsin, in 1870, was a member of the county board of supervisors for a number of years, and also officiated for a time as justice of the peace.

A. R. Loveland received his education in the excellent schools of Rutland township, and as he has never married, he has always made his home with his parents.

He is a member of the Masonic order, holding membership in the lodge at Oregon, and in politics he gives and unswerving allegiance to the Republican party. Aside from the office of which he is now incumbent he has never been a seeker of political honors.

1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 572.