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William Penn Lyon, American judge. member and speaker Wisconsin Assembly, 1859-1860; member 1896-1903, president 1898-1903, State Board of Control of State Charitable, Penal and Reformatory Institutions. Republican.

Background

Lyon, William Penn was born on October 28, 1822 in Chatham, New York, United States. Son of Isaac and Eunice (Coffin) Lyon.

Education

Educated in district schools of native town. Studied law at intervals. Admitted to bar, 1846.

(Doctor of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1873).

Career

Thomas, Ontario, November 18, 1847. District attorney Racine Company, Wisconsin, 1853-1859. Member and speaker Wisconsin Assembly, 1859-1860.

Captain Company K, 8th Wisconsin Vols., 1861. Colonel 13th Wisconsin Vols., 1862-1865. Bvtd. brigadier general, 1865.

Judge 1st circuit, Wisconsin, 1866-1871. Justice Supreme Court, 1871-1894 (chief justice, 1892, 1893). Member 1896-1903, president 1898-1903, State Board of Control of State Charitable, Penal and Reformatory Institutions.

Republican.

Membership

Member and speaker Wisconsin Assembly, 1859-1860. Member 1896-1903, president 1898-1903, State Board of Control of State Charitable, Penal and Reformatory Institutions. Republican.

Connections

Married Adelia Caroline Duncombe, of St.

father:
Isaac Lyon

mother:
Eunice (Coffin) Lyon

spouse:
Adelia Caroline Duncombe