Caswell, Lucien Bonaparte

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Full name
Lucien Bonaparte Caswell
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Education
Other
Other Education
Beloit College, WI
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Businessman
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Local government

Lucien Bonaparte Caswell (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CASWELL, Lucien Bonaparte, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Swanton, Franklin County, Vt., November 27, 1827; moved to Wisconsin in 1837 with his parents, who settled near Lake Koshkonong, in Rock County; attended the common schools, Milton Academy, and Beloit College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Fort Atkinson, Wis.; district attorney of Jefferson County in 1855 and 1856; served on the local school board for nearly sixty-five years; organized the First National Bank of Fort Atkinson in 1863, the Northwestern Manufacturing Co. in 1866, and the Citizens’ State Bank in 1885; member of the State assembly in 1863, 1872, and 1874; during the Civil War served as commissioner of the second district board of enrollment from September 1863 to May 5, 1865; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1882; elected to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Fifty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed the practice of law in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wis.; died in Fort Atkinson, Wis., April 26, 1919; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
"Caswell, Lucien Bonaparte," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000245.
How to Cite This Page: "Caswell, Lucien Bonaparte," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/11748.