George M. Borg

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George M. Borg (December 4, 1934 - September 7, 1971) was a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.

Background[edit]

Borg was born on December 4, 1934 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.;[1] he was a grandson of Charles W. Borg (who invented the clutch) and part-heir to the Borg-Warner fortune. He moved to Wisconsin in 1935. Borg would go on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served in the United States Army. He became an alderman in Delavan, Wisconsin.

Legislative career[edit]

Borg served three terms in the Assembly before challenging three-term incumbent Peter P. Carr for the Republican Senate nomination in 1966 after the district was changed by a redistricting.[2] He unseated Carr in a three-way primary election race, and won the general election in a district of which the Milwaukee Journal said, "Democrats are as scarce as palm trees"; but resigned from the Senate on August 9, 1967. He had been reported as planning to challenge Democrat Lynn E. Stalbaum for his Congress seat; instead, the seat was reclaimed by Henry C. Schadeberg, whom Stalbaum had defeated two years earlier.[3]

Death[edit]

Borg died September 7, 1971 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on August 5. He had three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borg, George M. (1934 - 1971)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  2. ^ Armour, George H. "Millionaire Assemblyman Seeks Seat in State Senate" Milwaukee Journal August 3, 1966; p. 22, cols. 2-7
  3. ^ "George M. Borg". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-12-04.