Elihu Colman

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Elihu Colman (May 11, 1841 – January 25, 1899) was an American lawyer and politician.

Born in Oneida, Wisconsin, his father was Henry R. Colman, who was a Methodist minister and missionary among the Oneida Tribe. In 1847, Colman and his family moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He served in the 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War, achieving the rank of quartermaster sergeant. Colman graduated from Lawrence University in 1865. He then studied law and was admitted to the Wisconsin bar. In 1873, Colman served in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was appointed United States District Attorney for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in 1890 by President Benjamin Harrison.[1][2] He died unexpectedly in Green Bay, Wisconsin.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Successor to Elihu Colman". Green Bay Weekly Gazette. April 19, 1893. p. 6. Retrieved August 11, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b "Death Came Suddenly to Fond du Lac Man". Green Bay Weekly Gazette. February 1, 1899. p. 3. Retrieved August 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Report of the Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin, vol. 3, Wisconsin State Bar Association: 1901, Biographical Sketch of Elihu Colman, pp. 222–225.
  4. ^ The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin (11th ed.). Madison, WI. 1872. p. 447.