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Term: Jenkins, John James 1843 - 1911

Definition: lawyer, politician, Congressman, b. Weymouth, England. He migrated to the U.S. and to Wisconsin with his parents in 1852, settling in Baraboo. During the Civil War he served as a private in Company A, 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (1861-1865). Returning to Baraboo after the war, Jenkins was clerk of the circuit court of Sauk County (1867-1870), and in 1870 moved to Chippewa Falls, where he read law, was admitted to the bar, and served for several years as city clerk and city attorney. A Republican, he was state assemblyman (1872), and judge of Chippewa County (1872-1876). In 1876 he was appointed U.S. attorney for Wyoming Territory and served in this capacity until 1880. In 1880 he returned to Wisconsin and reopened his law office in Chippewa Falls. In 1894 he was elected to Congress, and was re-elected for six successive terms (Mar. 1895-Mar. 1909). In 1910 he was appointed judge of Puerto Rico by President William H. Taft, and served in this capacity until his death. Biog. Dir. Amer. Cong. (1928); Wis. Blue Book (1905); P. M. Reed, Bench and Bar of Wis. (Milwaukee, 1882); A. M. Thomson, Political Hist. of Wis. (Milwaukee, 1900); Milwaukee Sentinel, June 13, 1911.

[Source: Blue book]

68 records found

Jackamonis, Ed G. 1939
Jackson, James Albert 1840 - 1921
Jackson, Joseph 1812 - 1881
Jackson, Jr., Robert L. 1936
Jackson, Mortimer Melville 1809 - 1889
Jacobs, Herbert Henry 1864 - 1948
Jacobs, William Henry 1831 - 1882
Jahnke, Franklin M. 1900
James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952
James, Edwin, 1797-1861 
Janssen, Edward H. 1815 - 1877
Jaronitzky, June 1938
Jarreau, Al 1940 -
Jastrow, Joseph 1863 - 1944
Jauch, Robert 1945
Jefferson, Thomas (descendants in Wisconsin)
Jeffery, Thomas B. 1845 - 1910
Jenkins, James Graham 1834 - 1921
Jenkins, John James 1843 - 1911
Jens, Salome 1935 -
Jensen, Scott R. 1960
Jeskewitz, Suzanne 1942
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Jews in Wisconsin
Jogues, Fr. Isaac, 1607-1646
Johnson, Alfred Stanley, jr. 1863 - 1932
Johnson, Burdette Jay 1826 - 1902
Johnson, Daniel Harris 1825 - 1900
Johnson, Gary K. 1939
Johnson, Jay W. 1943
Johnson, John Anders 1832 - 1901
Johnson, John, dates unverified
Johnson, Lawrence H. 1908
Johnson, Lester R. 1901
Johnson, Raymond C. 1936
Johnson, Robert I. 1928
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1833 - 1919
Johnson, Warren S. 1847 - 1911
Johnson, William A. 1922
Johnsrud, Duwayne 1943
Johnston, Kirsten 1967 -
Johnston, Robert Alexander 1846 - 1907
Johnston, Robert G. 1957
Johnston, Rod
Joliet, Louis
Jolliet, Louis 1645 - 1700
Jonas, Charles 1840 - 1896
Jones, Benjamin 1795 - 1881
Jones, Burr W. 1846 - 1935
Jones, Chester Lloyd 1881 - 1941
Jones, George W. (1853 - 1935)
Jones, George Wallace 1804 - 1896
Jones, Granville Duane 1856 - 1924
Jones, James Monroe 1824 - 1898
Jones, Jenkin Lloyd 1843 - 1918
Jones, John Reynolds (1851 - 1928)
Jones, Joseph E. 1914
Jones, Lewis Ralph 1864 - 1945
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
Jones, Nellie [Sawyer] Kedzie 1858 - 1956
Jones, William Arthur 1844 - 1912
Joss, Addie 1880 - 1911
Juday, Chancey 1871 - 1944
Judd, Truman H. 1817 - 1884
Juneau, Solomon 1793 - 1856
Jung, Phillip 1845 - 1911
Junkermann, Otto C.
Jussen, Edmund 1830-1891

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