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Wisconsin Attorney General

 

Wisconsin Attorney General

Number of Attorneys General of Wisconsin by party affiliation
Party Attorneys
Republican 27
Democratic 15
Progressive 1

This is a list of attorneys general from the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

Attorneys General of Wisconsin Territory

Before statehood, the Wisconsin Territory also had several attorneys general appointed by the Governor of the territory.[1]

Name Took office Left office Territorial governor
Henry S. Baird 1836 1839 Henry Dodge
Horatio N. Wells 1839 1841 Henry Dodge
Mortimer M. Jackson 1842 1845 James Doty
Nathaniel Tallmadge
William Pitt Lynde 1845 1845 Nathaniel Tallmadge
A. Hyatt Smith 1845 1848 Henry Dodge

Attorneys General of Wisconsin

      Democratic       Republican       Progressive

# Name Party Took office Left office
1 James S. Brown Democratic June 7, 1848[2] January 7, 1850
2 S. Park Coon Democratic January 7, 1850[2] January 5, 1852
3 Experience Estabrook Democratic January 5, 1852[2] January 2, 1854
4 George Baldwin Smith Democratic January 2, 1854[2] January 7, 1856
5 William Rudolph Smith Democratic January 7, 1856[2] January 4, 1858
6 Gabriel Bouck Democratic January 4, 1858[2] January 2, 1860
7 James Henry Howe[note 1] Republican January 2, 1860[2] October 7, 1862[2][3]
8 Winfield Smith[note 2] Republican October 7, 1862[2] January 1, 1866
9 Charles R. Gill Republican January 1, 1866[2] January 3, 1870
10 Stephen Steele Barlow Republican January 3, 1870[2] January 5, 1874
11 A. Scott Sloan Republican January 5, 1874[2] January 7, 1878
12 Alexander Wilson Republican January 7, 1878[2] January 2, 1882
13 Leander F. Frisby[note 3] Republican January 2, 1882[2] January 3, 1887
14 Charles E. Estabrook Republican January 3, 1887[2] January 5, 1891
15 James L. O'Connor Democratic January 5, 1891[2] January 7, 1895
16 William H. Mylrea Republican January 7, 1895[2] January 2, 1899
17 Emmett R. Hicks Republican January 2, 1899[2] January 5, 1903
18 Lafayette M. Sturdevant Republican January 5, 1903[2] January 7, 1907
19 Frank L. Gilbert Republican January 7, 1907[2] January 2, 1911
20 Levi H. Bancroft Republican January 2, 1911[2] January 6, 1913
21 Walter C. Owen[note 1] Republican January 6, 1913[2] January 7, 1918[2]
22 Spencer Haven[note 2] Republican January 7, 1918[2] January 6, 1919
23 John J. Blaine Republican January 6, 1919[2] January 3, 1921
24 William J. Morgan Republican January 3, 1921[2] January 1, 1923
25 Herman L. Ekern Republican January 1, 1923[2] January 3, 1927
26 John W. Reynolds, Sr. Republican January 3, 1927[2] January 2, 1933
27 James E. Finnegan Democratic January 2, 1933[4] January 4, 1937
28 Orland Steen Loomis Progressive January 4, 1937[5] January 2, 1939
29 John E. Martin[note 1] Republican January 2, 1939[6] June 1, 1948[3]
vacant June 1, 1948 June 5, 1948
30 Grover L. Broadfoot[note 2][note 1] Republican June 5, 1948[3] November 12, 1948[3]
31 Thomas E. Fairchild[note 2] Democratic November 12, 1948[3] January 1, 1951
32 Vernon W. Thomson Republican January 1, 1951[7] January 7, 1957
33 Stewart G. Honeck Republican January 7, 1957[8] January 5, 1959
34 John W. Reynolds, Jr. Democratic January 5, 1959[9] January 7, 1963
35 George Thompson Republican January 7, 1963[10] January 4, 1965
36 Bronson La Follette Democratic January 4, 1965[11] January 6, 1969
37 Robert W. Warren[note 1] Republican January 6, 1969[12] October 8, 1974[3]
38 Victor A. Miller[note 2][note 1] Democratic October 8, 1974[3] November 25, 1974[3]
39 Bronson La Follette[note 2] Democratic November 25, 1974[3] January 5, 1987
40 Don Hanaway Republican January 5, 1987
January 7, 1991
41 James E. Doyle Democratic January 7, 1991[13] January 6, 2003
42 Peggy A. Lautenschlager Democrat January 6, 2003[14] January 3, 2007
43 J.B. Van Hollen Republican January 3, 2007[15] incumbent

Notes

See also

References

General
  • , 2005–2006
  • "Wisconsin as a Territory" from History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin. Springfield, Illinois: Union Publishing Company, 1884. pp. 34–41.
Specific
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