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Coles Bashford
Birth: Jan. 24, 1816
Cold Spring
Putnam County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1878
Prescott
Yavapai County
Arizona, USA

Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Congressman. He attended Wesleyan University New York, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1842 and was Wayne County District Attorney, (1847-50). Moving to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he was a member of the Wisconsin Senate, (1853, 55). In 1855, he was elected the first Republican and 5th Governor of Wisconsin, serving until 1858. Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he moved to Arizona in 1863 and was the first Attorney General of Arizona, (1864-66). In 1867, he was elected as an Independent to the Fortieth Congress, serving until 1869. After his term, he was Arizona State Secretary, (1869-76). Retiring from public service, he engaged in business until his death at age 62. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Frances Adams Forman Bashford (1827 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Bashford Sprecher (1848 - 1928)*
  William Coles Bashford (1853 - 1915)*
  Helen Bashford Smith (1855 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 27, 2003
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Coles Bashford
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