Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Bashford, Robert Mckee 1845 - 1911
lawyer, politician, judge, b. Fayette. He graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin (B.A., 1870; LL.B., 1871; M.A., 1874). He was co-owner of the Madison Democrat (1871-1876), and in 1876 began to practice law. A Democrat, he held numerous local offices, including that of city attorney (1881-1886). He practiced law in Chicago (1886-1889), and shortly after his return to Wisconsin was elected mayor of Madison (1890). In 1892, with the Democrats in power, he assisted the state attorney general in prosecuting former state treasurers for the return of interest they had collected on the deposit of public funds. He was state senator (1893-1897), and a member of the law faculty of the Univ. of Wisconsin (1885-1886, 1893, 1903- 1908). In 1908 he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the state supreme court but was defeated six months later in the special election to fill the term. Wis. Reports, 150 (1912), pp. xxvii-xxxiii; A. J. Aikens and L. A. Proctor, eds., Men of Progress. Wis. (Milwaukee, 1897); Madison Democrat, Jan. 31, 1911.
The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Robert McKee Bashford Letter for details.
[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
18 records found
Arnold, Jonathan Earle 1814 - 1869
Barstow, William Augustus 1813 - 1865
Barstow-Bashford Affair (1856)
Bashford, Coles 1816 - 1878
Bashford, Robert Mckee 1845 - 1911
Coles Bashford House (Historic Marker Erected 1975
Hopkins, Benjamin Franklin 1829 - 1870
Howe, Timothy Otis 1816 - 1883
Knowlton, James H. 1813 - 1879
Land Grant Scandal
Mcarthur, Arthur 1815 - 1896
Orton, Harlow South 1817 - 1895
Oshkosh [brief history]
Ryan, Edward George 1810 - 1880
Smith, George Baldwin 1823 - 1879
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Whiton, Edward Vernon 1805 - 1859