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Term: Owen, Walter Cecil 1868 - 1934


lawyer, politician, judge, b. Trenton, Pierce County. He graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin (L.L.B., 1891). He practiced law in Superior (1891-1898), and in 1898 moved his practice to Maiden Rock, Pierce County. A Progressive Republican, he was elected to the state senate in 1906 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Frear (q.v.), was re-elected for a regular term in 1908, and served in the senate from 1907 until 1912. In 1912 he was elected state attorney general, was twice re-elected, and served from Jan., 1913, until his resignation in Jan., 1918. Owen was elected to the state supreme court in 1917, was re-elected in 1927, and served from Jan., 1918, until his death. Who's Who in Amer., 17 (1932); M. M. Quaife, Wis. (4 vols., Chicago, 1924); Wis. Reports, 216 (1935), pp. xli l; Wis. Blue Book (1927); Madison Wis. State Journal, Apr. 16, 1934.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Winslow, Owen, and Olin Portraits for details.

View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.

[Source: Blue book]
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