Nathaniel P. Banks as Hobart Township Trustee
Article supporting the candidacy of Nathaniel P. Banks for Hobart Township trustee, Lake County, Indiana. Hobart Gazette, Hobart, Indiana, page 4, Friday, 2 November 1894.
The canvas for the office of township trustee has been most vigorously made by both candidates from the time nominations were made up to the present time and the friends of both candidates are confident of the success of their favorite.
Mr. N. P. Banks, the republican candidate, was born in Ohio in the year 1845 and came to Laporte county with his parents when a child. He has lived in Hobart township ever since he was ten years of age with the exception of three years which he gave to the service of his country in the defence of the flag. He was only 17 years old when he responded to the call of his country and enlisted with Miller's Chicago Battery, remaining in the service until the close of the war when he returned to the farm. After his return he attended a graded school one year and then taught school four terms. He has many times been urged to run for township or county offices but has never until now been prevailed upon to accept the suffrages of the people.
Among the farmers of Lake county it would be difficult to find a man more progressive more familiar with the minutest details of his chosen work or more successful.
In Mr. Banks' candidacy we have an instance of the office seeking the man and not the man seeking the office, a condition rarely met with in these days of political strife. "Tannie" as he is familiarly called, has always been a republican and an energetic worker for the success of that party and its principles. He is a man of sound business judgment, strict integrity, capable in every respect for the position of Trustee and possesses a character which has made his popularity so great that it is limited only by the bounds of his large acquaintance.
If Mr. Banks is elected trustee for this township, his office will be in Hobart, where he can be found at regular hours for the transaction of business pertaining to the office. It is his intention to publish from time to time a full report of the receipts and expenditures of township funds. These matters he believes are of interest to the people and should be made public.
The position of township trustee is one of grave responsibilities and should be held by a man whose record in every walk of life is above criticism. The man has yet to be found who can say ought against the character of N. P. Banks.