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Term: Barron, Henry Danforth 1833 - 1882


newspaperman, lawyer, politician, judge, b. Wilton, N.Y. He learned the printer's trade, and graduated from the law school at Ballston Spa, N.Y. After moving to Waukesha in 1851, he purchased the Waukesha Democrat, changed the name to Chronotype, and published it until 1854. A Democrat, he was postmaster of Waukesha (1853-1857). Barron moved to Pepin (1857), was admitted to the bar, practiced law, was appointed judge of 8th judicial district (1860-1861). Upon an offer from Caleb Cushing, he moved to St. Croix Falls in 1861 to become an agent for the St. Croix Falls Manufacturing and Improvement Co. He became a Republican shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War and served in the Wisconsin assembly (1863-1864, 1866-1869, 1872-1873; speaker in 1866, 1873). From 1869 to 1871 he was a U.S. Treasury auditor. Barron served in the state senate (1874-1876), where his activities favored the development of lumber companies and railroads, and where he supported legislation for "homesteaders." In 1876 he resigned to become circuit judge of the 11th judicial district, a position he held until his death. By act of the legislature in 1869 the name of Dallas County was changed to Barron County in his honor. Coles. State Hist. Soc. Wis., 9(1909); C. R. Tuttle, Illus. Hist. Wis. (Boston, 1875); Proc. State Bar Assoc. Wis., 3(1901); J. R. Berryman, ed., Bench and Bar of Wis. (2 vols., Chicago, 1898); WPA field notes; Wis. Blue Book (1872).

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Henry Danforth Barron Speech for details.

View Barron's obituary at Wisconsin Historical Collections.

View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.

[Source: Blue book]

86 records found

Almena, Barron Co.
Almena, Town of, Barron Co.
Almena, Village of, Barron Co.
Anderson Trailer Court, Barron Co.
Angelo, Thomas St. 1889
Angus, Barron Co.
Arland, Barron Co.
Arland, Town of, Barron Co.
Barron [origin of place name]
Barron, Barron Co.
Barron, Henry Danforth 1833 - 1882
Barron, Michael J. 1933
Barron, Town of, Barron Co.
Barronett, Barron Co.
Barronett, Town of, Washburn Co.
Bear Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Bracklin, James 1839 - 1900
Brill, Barron Co.
Cameron, Barron Co.
Cameron, Howard W. 1915
Cameron, Village of, Barron Co.
Campia, Barron Co.
Canton, Barron Co.
Cedar Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Chetek [brief history]
Chetek, Barron Co.
Chetek, Town of, Barron Co.
Clinton, Town of, Barron Co.
Comstock, Barron Co.
Crystal Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Cumberland, Barron Co.
Cumberland, Town of, Barron Co.
Dallas, Barron Co.
Dallas, Town of, Barron Co.
Dallas, Town of, Barron Co.
Dallas, Village of, Barron Co.
Dobie, Barron Co.
Dovre, Town of, Barron Co.
Doyle, Town of, Barron Co.
forest fires in Wisconsin
Graytown, Barron Co.
Haugen, Barron Co.
Haugen, Village of, Barron Co.
Hillsdale, Barron Co.
Horseman, Barron Co.
Hubler, Mary 1952
Lakeland, Town of, Barron Co.
Lakeland, Town of, Barron Co.
Lehigh, Barron Co.
Maple Grove, Town of, Barron Co.
Maple Plain, Town of, Barron Co.
Mikana, Barron Co.
Mireau, George 1888
Moon, Delos Rensselaer 1835 - 1898
Nation's First Cooperative Generating Station (His
Oak Grove, Town of, Barron Co.
Perley [origin of place name]
Poskin, Barron Co.
Prairie Farm, Barron Co.
Prairie Farm, Town of, Barron Co.
Prairie Farm, Village of, Barron Co.
Prairie Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Rasmusen, Holger B. 1894
Red Cedar River
Reeve, Barron Co.
Rice Lake [brief history]
Rice Lake, Barron Co.
Rice Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Rice Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Russians in Wisconsin
Sioux Creek, Town of, Barron Co.
Smith, Patricia Spafford 1925
St. Croix Reservation
Stanfold, Town of, Barron Co.
Stanley, Town of, Barron Co.
Sumner, Barron Co.
Sumner, Town of, Barron Co.
Turtle Lake, Barron Co.
Turtle Lake, Town of, Barron Co.
Turtle Lake, Village of, Barron Co.
Tuscobia, Barron Co.
Twin Town, Barron Co.
Vance Creek, Town of, Barron Co.
White Pines (Historic Marker Erected 1976)
Wickware, Barron Co.
Wiley, Alexander 1884

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