George B. Nelson

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George B. Nelson was a Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


Nelson was born George Bliss Nelson on May 21, 1876 in Amherst, Wisconsin.[1] He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and George Washington University Law School and became a member of the Order of the Coif. In 1912, he married Ruth Weller. They had four children.[2] Nelson was deeply religious and an active Episcopalian. He died on January 10, 1943.

Public service[edit]

Nelson was District Attorney of Portage County, Wisconsin from 1906 to 1913. Previously, he was City Attorney of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Additionally, he was a delegate to the 1908 Republican National Convention. Nelson was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Walter J. Kohler, Sr. in 1930. He remained a member of the court until his resignation in 1942 after his health began to fail.


  1. ^ "George Bliss Nelson". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ "George B. Nelson". Wisconsin Court System. Retrieved 2011-11-01.