George M. Borg

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George M. Borg (December 4, 1934 - September 7, 1971) was a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.


Borg was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[1] He was an heir to the Borg-Warner fortune. His grandfather, Swedish immigrant Charles W. Borg (1861-1946), had co-founded Borg-Warner. He moved to Wisconsin in 1935 and attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He subsequently served in the United States Army.[2][3][4]

Legislative career[edit]

Borg became an alderman in Delavan, Wisconsin. He served three terms in the Assembly before challenging three-term incumbent Peter P. Carr for the Republican Senate nomination in 1966 after the district was changed by a redistricting.[5] He unseated Carr in a three-way primary election race, and won the general election in a district of which the Milwaukee Journal said, "Democrats are as scarce as palm trees"; but resigned from the Senate on August 9, 1967. He had been reported as planning to challenge Democrat Lynn E. Stalbaum for his Congress seat; instead, the seat was reclaimed by Henry C. Schadeberg, whom Stalbaum had defeated two years earlier.[6]


Borg died in 1971 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He had three children.


  1. ^ "Borg, George M. (1934 - 1971)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-12-04.
  2. ^ "Charles W. Borg". Borg & Beck East Moline, IL. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Charles W. Borg". Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Charles W. Borg". City of Rock Island, Illinois. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Armour, George H. "Millionaire Assemblyman Seeks Seat in State Senate" Milwaukee Journal August 3, 1966; p. 22, cols. 2-7
  6. ^ "George M. Borg". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-12-04.