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Bryon Paine

jurist

Bryon Paine, American jurist. famous fugitive slave law case before Wis; famous among anti-slavery proponents.

Background

Paine, Bryon was born on October 10, 1827 in Painesville, Ohio, United States. Son of James H. and Marilla (Paine) Paine.

Education

Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1869.

Career

Went to Wisconsin Territory, 1845. Admitted to Milwaukee bar, 1849. Counsel for Sherman Booth in famous fugitive slave law case before Wisconsin Supreme Court, won writ of habeas corpus with his defense attacking constitutionality of law.

Became famous among anti-slavery proponents. Judge Milwaukee County Court, 1856-1859. The American Association For Justice Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1859-1864, 67-71.

Appointed lieutenant colonel 43d Wisconsin Volunteers, 1864.

Achievements

  • Famous fugitive slave law case before Wis. Famous among anti-slavery proponents.

Connections

Married Clarissa Wyman, October 7, 1854, 4 sons.

father:
James H. Paine

mother:
Marilla (Paine) Paine

spouse:
Clarissa Wyman