Charles H. Crownhart

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Charles Henry Crownhart (April 16, 1863 – May 2, 1930) was a Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


Crownhart was born in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.[1] He was raised in Pierce County, Wisconsin. Crownhart graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1889. He died in 1930.[2]


Crownhart practiced law in Ellsworth, Wisconsin before moving to Superior, Wisconsin, where he formed a partnership with fellow future Supreme Court Justice Walter C. Owen. He was District Attorney of Douglas County, Wisconsin from 1901 to 1905 before serving as Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. While practicing law in Madison, Wisconsin in 1915, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He was later appointed to the court in 1922 and was a member until his death. Prior to his appointment, he would often counsel Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr. on important matters.[3]


  1. ^ "Charles H. Crownhart". State Bar of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  2. ^ "State Mourns Death of Justice Crownhart". The Capital Times. May 3, 1930. p. 1. Retrieved December 24, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Charles H. Crownhart obituary". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 

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