Claire B. Bird

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Claire B. Bird was an American lawyer from Wausau who served four years as a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate from the 25th District (Langlade and Marathon Counties).

Bird was born on October 27, 1868 in Jefferson, Wisconsin.[1] He graduated from the Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin before graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Afterwards, Bird began practicing law in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was appointed city attorney of Wausau in 1897 and served two years; was vice-president of the Wisconsin State Board of Education 1917-18, resigning when elected to the Senate; and served as president of the Wisconsin State Bar Association.

Political career[edit]

Bird was elected a member of the Senate in 1919,[2] with 5,056 votes to 3,794 for Socialist Christ Bloom.[3]

Personal life and heritage[edit]

His former home, now known as the C. B. Bird House, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ "Bio: Bird, Claire B.". Clark County, WI Internet Library. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Claire B. Bird". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  3. ^ Hunter, Paul F., ed. The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1919 Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printer, 1919; pp. 159, 470