1st Wisconsin Legislature

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The First Wisconsin Legislature convened from June 5, 1848 to August 21, 1848 in regular session. Members of the Assembly and Senate were elected after an election on February 1, 1848 that ratified the proposed state constitution.

Sessions[edit]

  • 1st Regular session: June 4, 1848–August 21, 1848

Party summary[edit]

Officers[edit]

Senate[edit]

President of the Senate
John E. Holmes,

Lieutenant Governor

Chief Clerk
Henry G. Abbey

Assembly[edit]

Speaker of the Assembly
Ninian E. Whiteside
Chief Clerk
Daniel Noble Johnson

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

Members of the Wisconsin Senate for the First Wisconsin Legislature:

District Counties Senator Party
1 Brown, Calumet, Manitowoc, Sheboygan Harrison C. Hobart Democrat
2 Columbia, Marquette, Portage, Sauk Henry Merrill Whig
3 Crawford, Chippewa, St. Croix, La Pointe Daniel G. Fenton Democrat
4 Fond du Lac, Winnebago Warren Chase Democrat
5 Iowa, Richland Henry M. Billings Democrat
6 Grant George W. Lakin Whig
7 Lafayette Thomas K. Gibson Democrat
8 Green E.T. Gardner Democrat
9 Dane Simeon Mills Democrat
10 Dodge William M. Dennis Democrat
11 Washington Frederick W. Horn Democrat
12 Jefferson Myron B. Williams Democrat
13 Waukesha Joseph Turner Democrat
14 Walworth John W. Boyd Democrat
15 Rock Otis W. Norton Whig
16 Racine 1 Christopher Latham Sholes Democrat
17 Racine 2 Philo White Democrat
18 Milwaukee 1 Asa Kinney Democrat
19 Milwaukee 2 Riley N. Messenger Democrat

Assembly[edit]

Members of the Assembly for the First Wisconsin Legislature (66):

Counties Representative Party
Brown David Agry Democrat
Calumet Lemuel Goodell Democrat
Columbia Joseph Kerr Whig
Crawford & Chippewa William T. Sterling Democrat
Dane 1 Henry M. Warner Democrat
Dane 2 Ebenezer Brigham Whig
Dane 3 Samuel H. Roys Democrat
Dodge 1 Lorenzo Merrill Democrat
Dodge 2 Charles Billinghurst Democrat
Dodge 3 Benjamin Randall Democrat
Dodge 4 Monroe Thompson Whig
Dodge 5 Stephen Jones Whig
Fond du Lac 1 Charles Doty Whig
Fond du Lac 2 Jonathan Daugherty Whig
Grant 1 James Gilmore Whig
Grant 2 Noah Virgin Whig
Grant 3 Armisted C. Brown Whig
Grant 4 Arthur W. Worth Democrat
Green Henry Adams Democrat
Iowa & Richland 1 Thomas Jenkins Democrat
Iowa & Richland 2 Abner Nichols Democrat
Jefferson 1 Wales Emmons Democrat
Jefferson 2 Peter H. Turner Democrat
Jefferson 3 Davenport Rood Democrat
Lafayette 1 Elias Slothower Democrat
Lafayette 2 Ninian E. Whiteside Democrat
Marquette Archibald Nicholls Democrat
Milwaukee 1 Edward Wunderly Democrat
Milwaukee 2 Augustus Greulich Democrat
Milwaukee 3 William W. Brown Whig
Milwaukee 4 Leonard P. Crary Democrat
Milwaukee 5 Andrew Sullivan Democrat
Milwaukee 6 Horace Chase Democrat
Milwaukee 7 Perley J. Shumway Democrat
Manitowoc Ezra Durgin Democrat
St Croix & La Pointe William R. Marshall; successfully challenged by Joseph Bowron Democrat
Portage James M. Campbell Democrat
Racine 1 David McDonald Democrat
Racine 2 Henry B. Roberts Democrat
Racine 3 Samuel E. Chapman Whig
Racine 4 Julius L. Gilbert Democrat
Racine 5 Elias Woodworth, Jr. Democrat
Rock 1 G. F. A. Atherton Democrat
Rock 2 Alanson B. Vaughn Whig
Rock 3 A.P. Blakeslee Democrat
Rock 4 Robert T. Cary Whig
Rock 4 Nathaniel Strong Democrat
Sauk Delano Pratt Democrat
Sheboygan 1 Charles E. Morris Democrat
Sheboygan 2 Jedediah Brown Democrat
Walworth 1 Gaylord Graves Democrat
Walworth 2 Prosper Cravath Whig
Walworth 3 Erasmus D. Richardson Democrat
Walworth 4 Hugh Long Democrat
Walworth 5 Milo Kelsey Whig
Waukesha 1 Joseph W. Brackett Democrat
Waukesha 2 Dewey K. Warren Democrat
Waukesha 3 Chauncey G. Heath Democrat
Waukesha 4 George M. Humphrey Democrat
Waukesha 5 Joseph Bond Democrat
Washington 1 Henry Allen Democrat
Washington 2 Benjamin H. Mooers Democrat
Washington 3 Adolphus Zimmermann Democrat
Washington 4 Densmore Maxon Democrat
Washington 5 William Caldwell Whig
Winnebago Erasmus D. Hall Whig

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