Orville W. Mosher

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Orville Watson Mosher
Orville W. Mosher.jpeg
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 10th district
In office
Succeeded by James A. Frear
Wisconsin State Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born November 8, 1853
Waupun, Wisconsin
Died October 6, 1933
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Delia H. Mosher (1845 - 1923)

Orville Watson Mosher (November 8, 1853 – October 6, 1933) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.


Mosher was born on November 8, 1853 near Waupun, Wisconsin.[1][2] He graduated from Ripon College in 1879. He was the principal of the New Richmond High School from 1879 to 1883. After 1883 he engaged in milling and dealing in grain and farm produce.[1][3] He was the president of the New Richmond School board for nine years. He was elected as a trustee for the St. Croix County Asylum for the Insane when it opened in 1896, and was reelected to that position several times.[3]

He died on October 6, 1933,[1] and is buried in New Richmond Cemetery, in New Richmond. He was married to Delia H. Mosher (née Tobie, 1845–1923).


Mosher was a member of the Assembly from 1899 to 1901 and of the Senate from 1901 to 1907. He was a Republican.


  1. ^ a b c "Former Legislator Dies". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. October 6, 1933. p. 14. Retrieved December 1, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Biographical Sketches: Orville W. Mosher". The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  3. ^ a b Wisconsin Blue Book. 1903. p. 1,079. 

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