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Judge Fred Beglinger
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1863
Glarus, Switzerland
Death: Nov. 18, 1937
Winnebago County
Wisconsin, USA


Oshkosh, Wis., Dec. 15--The death, November 18, of Hon. Fred Beglinger, judge of the circuit court of the 3rd Wisconsin District, removed one of the early-day members of C-1 Assembly of the Equitable Reserve Association which he joined July 16, 1903, and has been honored as one of the 30 year members.

On November 13, while descending the stairs at his home, he fell, sustaining a fracture of the pelvis and a head injury which, with existing infirmities, resulted in his death, November 18, at Mercy Hospital where his condition was recognized as critical from the outset.

His death closed a long and distinguished legal career that extended over a period of 48 of the 74 years of his life.

Due to failing health, he submitted his resignation of the circuit judgeship to Gov. Philip F. LaFollette, July 7, of this year to be effective as of August 31. But it was not acted upon until after his death and Judge Beglinger continued the duties of his office, although he was assisted during the September term of court by Judge E. V. Werner of Appleton. His present term of office would have expired January 1, 1939.

He became county judge in 1911 and circuit judge in 1922. In the 26 years he served in judicial capacities he established a state-wide reputation for impartiality and legal exactness. His carefulness in deciding issues before his court resulted in few of his opinions being reversed by the Supreme Court.

Prior to being elected county judge in 1911 he was city attorney for two years. While in that office he revised and codified the city's special charter and ordinances.

Both as city attorney and as counsel for private litigants, the judge appeared in many important actions. He represented the city in the case which saved for the city the Harris Library bequest and also carried the Beach will litigation protecting the endowment for the Beach Memorial Manual Training School.

After his election as county judge in 1911 he was twice reelected without opposition. While judge he was instrumental in obtaining legislation making it possible for the judge of that court to prepare without compensation all necessary papers in certain guardianship proceedings for adoption of dependent, neglected, or delinquent children.

In addition to serving his community brilliantly as an attorney and judge, Mr. Beglinger was active in the church and fraternal life of the city. He was a member of the Masons, Knights of Pythias, Elks, Candlelight Club, Men's Club of Trinity Episcopal Church, and the Equitable Reserve Association.

The deceased leaves a widow, two sons, Dr. Harold Fred Beglinger of Neenah, and Dr. Richard Theodore Beglinger of Cincinnati, Ohio.
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  Clara Augusta Ecke Beglinger (1868 - 1960)*
  Carl Joachim Beglinger (1895 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Winnebago County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: May 16, 2010
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Judge Fred Beglinger
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Judge Fred Beglinger
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Judge Fred Beglinger
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