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


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


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


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.


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