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.