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John James BLAINE

John James BLAINE, United States Senator: b. May 4, 1875, Grant Company, Wisconsin.

Background

  • BLAINE, John James Son of James Ferguson and Elizabeth (Betsy) Brunstad (Johnson) Blaine.

  • Education

    • Northern Indiana University, Valparaiso, Indiana Bachelor of Laws 1896.

    Career

    • Mayor of Boscobel, Wisconsin and member of Company Board of Supervisors, Grant Company, Wisconsin 4 years. Elected to Wisconsin State Senate 1908, served in sessions 1909-1911. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention at Chicago, 1912 and delegate in 1916.

      Elected Attorney General of Wisconsin 1918. Elected Delegate-at-Large to Republican National Convention 1920-1924-28. Elected Governor Wise.

      1920, re-elected 1922 and 1924. Defeated Senator I. L. Lenroot 1926 Sept, primaries and elected to the United States Senate since 1926. Partner, Austin-Blaine Farm Company, Boscobel, Wisconsin.

    Connections

    • Spouse Anna C. McSpaden, August 23, 1904, Boscobel, Wisconsin.
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