Edward V. Whiton

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Edward Vernon Whiton

Edward Vernon Whiton (June 2, 1805 – April 12, 1859) was an American jurist and politician from Wisconsin.

Born in South Lee, Massachusetts, Whiton moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he practiced law. In 1838-1842, he served in the Wisconsin Territorial House of Representatives and served as speaker. From 1844-1846, he served in the Wisconsin Territorial Council. In 1847, Whiton was elected to the second Wisconsin Constitutional Convention. In 1848, Whiton was elected a Wisconsin Circuit Court judge and also served as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court until a separate supreme court was formed in 1853. In 1852, Whiton was elected the first Chief Justice of the newly formed Wisconsin Supreme Court serving until his death.[1][2]