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Volume Listing > Volume 64 > Judge Levi Hubbell: a man impeached

Grant, Marilyn "Judge Levi Hubbell: a man impeached"

Judge Levi Hubbell: Subtitled “A Man Impeached,” this article examines the life of Wisconsin’s first Supreme Court Chief Justice, Levi Hubbell (1807-1876) of Milwaukee. It discusses the factors that led to his 1853 impeachment, including political infighting and the personal animosity of Edward G. Ryan (1810-1880). Although Ryan legitimately differed with Hubbell over the proper role of a state supreme court, much of his ill-will stemmed from his exclusion from Milwaukee’s Jenny Lind Club, in which Hubbell played a part. Although Hubbell was acquitted of any wrong-doing, the article shows the harmful effects of the trial on his career and concludes by discussing Hubbell’s later life. (12 pages)

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Citation: Grant, Marilyn "Judge Levi Hubbell: a man impeached" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 64 /Issue: 1 (1980-1981)

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