Angus Cameron (politician)

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Angus Cameron
Angus Cameron - Brady-Handy.jpg
United States Senator
from Wisconsin
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1881
Preceded by Matthew H. Carpenter
Succeeded by Philetus Sawyer
In office
March 14, 1881 – March 4, 1885
Preceded by Matthew H. Carpenter
Succeeded by John C. Spooner
Personal details
Born (1826-07-04)July 4, 1826
Caledonia, New York
Died March 30, 1897(1897-03-30) (aged 70)
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

Angus Cameron (July 4, 1826 – March 30, 1897) was a Republican and a member of the United States Senate from Wisconsin from 1875 to 1881, when he did not seek reelection, and again from 1881 to 1885, when he was elected to succeed Matthew H. Carpenter, who died in office; he did not seek reelection in 1885. He was born in Caledonia, New York, and went to public schools and to Genesse-Wesleyan Seminary in Lima, New York, which is now Syracuse University. He graduated from the State and National Law School in Ballston Spa, New York, and went into banking and law in Buffalo, New York.

In 1857, Angus Cameron moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin. Angus Cameron served in the Wisconsin State Senate 1863–1864 and 1871–1872, and in the Wisconsin State Assembly where he served as its speaker. He also served as regent on the University of Wisconsin–Madison Board of Regents. Angus Cameron was active in civic affairs and was involved in law and banking, and helped founded Christ Church of La Crosse in La Crosse. Cameron Park, in downtown La Crosse, was named after him. He died in La Crosse and was buried there.[1]


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United States Senate
Preceded by
Matthew H. Carpenter
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Wisconsin
Served alongside: Timothy O. Howe, Matthew H. Carpenter
Succeeded by
Philetus Sawyer
Preceded by
Matthew H. Carpenter
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Wisconsin
Served alongside: Philetus Sawyer
Succeeded by
John C. Spooner