Arthur Delaney (politician)

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Juneau, Alaska District Convention, October 9, 1899; Delaney is at the far left in the front row.

Arthur K. Delaney (January 10, 1841 – January 21, 1905) was an Alaska and Wisconsin politician,

Biography[edit]

Arthur Delaney was born in Fort Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York. He was an attorney and judge, and a participant in Marks v. Shoup, a 1901 United States Supreme Court case.[1] Additionally, he presided over Malony v. Adsit, a case which would also make it to the U.S. Supreme Court, on August 10, 1897; Delaney ruled in favor of the plaintiff, O. H. Adsit, who would go on to be mayor of Juneau from 1902 to 1904.

He served as the first mayor of Juneau, Alaska, from 1900 to 1901. Delaney came to Alaska, originally seeking success from the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s.[2]

Prior to moving to Alaska, he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly, from Mayville, Wisconsin in 1869 and was a Democrat. He then served in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1881 and 1882. Delaney practiced law in Mayville, Wisconsin and had moved to Wisconsin Territory in 1845. Delaney was also deputy superintendent of schools for Dodge County, Wisconsin.[3] He was also a candidate for the U.S. Congress while serving as a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Arthur Delaney left Alaska in 1904, and died on January 21, 1905 in Paso Robles, California.[4]

Family[edit]

According to,[5] Delaney had relatives in Everett, Washington, and a daughter, Katherine Delaney Abrams, an artist. He also had another daughter, Alma Delaney Teal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FindLaw | Cases and Codes at caselaw.lp.findlaw.com
  2. ^ Family Chronicle Archived December 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1882,' Biographical Sketch of Arthur K. Delaney, pg. 532
  4. ^ 'Arthur K. Delaney Dead,' Oshkosh Northwestern Daily, January 31, 1905, pg. 1
  5. ^ Snohomish County, WA - QUERIES 1997 at www.rootsweb.com

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