Jonathan Earle Arnold

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For the Rhode Island politician, see Jonathan Arnold.

Jonathan Earle Arnold was a member of the Wisconsin Territorial Council.


Arnold was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on February 4, 1814.[1] He graduated from Brown University before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1836. Arnold died on June 2, 1869.[2]


Arnold served in the Wisconsin Territorial Council from 1840 to 1841 as a member of the Whig Party. After Wisconsin was admitted to the Union, he ran for the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district in 1860 as a Democrat. He lost to incumbent John F. Potter.[3] Additionally, he served as District Attorney of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.


  1. ^ "Arnold, Jonathan Earle 1814 - 1869". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  2. ^ 'Historical Catalogue of Brown University,' Brown University: 1895, pg. 109
  3. ^ "Wisconsin U.S. House Elections, 1848-2008" (PDF). University of Minnesota. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-01-11.