Edward T. Fairchild (Wisconsin associate justice)

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Edward Fairchild
Member of the Wisconsin State Senate from the 5th Senate District
In office
Preceded by Wilfred Schuele
Succeeded by Theodore Fritz
Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge
In office
Wisconsin Supreme Court
In office
Personal details
Born June 17, 1872
Towanda, Pennsylvania
Died October 29, 1965(1965-10-29) (aged 93)
Political party Republican

Edward Thomas Fairchild (June 17, 1872 – October 29, 1965) was an American jurist and legislator from Wisconsin.

Born in Towanda, Pennsylvania, Fairchild grew up in Dansville, New York, where he was educated. Later, he bought a farm in Dansville, where he would go to for vacations.[1]

After being admitted to the New York bar, he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he worked in the district attorney's office. In 1907, he served in the Wisconsin State Senate, and in 1916, was appointed Wisconsin Circuit Court judge. In 1930, Fairchild was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court[2] and served as chief justice from 1954 until his retirement in 1957. In 1957, he administered the oath of office when his son Thomas E. Fairchild was sworn in as a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.[3]


  1. ^ "The Blue Book of Wisconsin," (1907), pg.1126-1127
  2. ^ "The Wisconsin Blue Book," (1931), pg. 385
  3. ^ http://wicourts.gov/about/judges/supreme/retired/fairchild.htm