S. Park Coon

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Squire Park Coon was an American politician and soldier from Wisconsin.

Coon was born on March 28, 1820 in Covington, New York. He studied at Norwich University and then studied law in New York. In 1843, Coon moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin Territory, where he practiced law. He served as District Attorney of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.[1] Coon served as Wisconsin Attorney General 1850–1852. Later, during the American Civil War, he served in the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment as colonel, but resigned soon after.[2] He died on October 12, 1883 in Milwaukee.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ History of the Bench and Bar of Wisconsin, H.C. Cooper, Jr. & Company, 1898, Biographical Sketch of Squire Park Coon, pp. 442–443
  2. ^ The Bench and Bar of Wisconsin-history and biography with portraits and illustrations, Parker McCoob Reed: 1882, p. 188
  3. ^ Memoirs of Milwaukee County, vol. 1, Jerome Anthony Watrous, Historical Associates: 1909, biographical sketch of S. Park Coon, p. 134
Legal offices
Preceded by
James S. Brown
Attorney General of Wisconsin
1850–1852
Succeeded by
Experience Estabrook