Enoch Chase was an American physician, farmer and businessman who served as a Whig member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and later as a Democratic member of the Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Chase was born in Derby, Vermont in 1809. He graduated from Dartmouth College as a Doctor of Medicine. After living for a time in Coldwater, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois, he moved to Wisconsin in 1835, settling in Milwaukee County, as a farmer and a manufacturer of brick and glassware. Chase died in 1892.
Chase was a member of the Assembly three times. First, from 1849 to 1851, as a Whig: he was the Whig candidate for Speaker of the House, but was defeated by Moses M. Strong. Second, for a one-year term in 1853; and third, as a Democrat in 1870. He served in the Senate from 1882 to 1884. Chase, originally a Whig, ran as an independent in 1853 against Democrat Edward McGarry, and later was himself elected as a Democrat.
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