James M. Bingham

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James M. Bingham (February 3, 1828 – January 8, 1885)[1] was a Wisconsin politician. He was born in Perry, New York in 1828, and moved to Palmyra, Wisconsin in 1854, where he practiced law. Bingham served in the 40th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment as a major He served multiple terms in 1863, 1864, 1869, 1870, and 1874 as a Republican in the Wisconsin State Assembly, and was elected its speaker in 1870. He moved to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in 1870. In 1878 he was elected the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, an office he held for two terms, until 1882. He died in 1885 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.[2]


His former home, now known as the Cook-Rutledge House, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


  1. ^ James M. Bingham
  2. ^ 'Report if the Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin,' vol. 3, Biographical Sketch of James Bingham, pg. 206-209
  3. ^ Cook Rutledge Mansion


Political offices
Preceded by
Charles D. Parker
Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Sam Fifield