Burr W. Jones

Burr W. Jones

Evansville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 7 Jan 1935 (aged 88)
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section 31, Lot 005 NE1/2, Grave 10
Memorial ID 20575338 · View Source
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US Congressman. In 1871, he was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar Association, and opened a law practice in Portage, Wisconsin. He moved to Madison, Wisconsin and was the prosecuting attorney of Dane County in 1872 and 1874. In 1883, he was elected as a Democrat to represent Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District in the United State House of Representatives, serving from 1883 to 1885. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he became a professor of law at the University of Wisconsin, 1885 to 1915 and served as city attorney in 1891. In 1892, he was chairman of the Democratic State Convention, delegate to the National Convention in 1896 and member of the Wisconsin Tax Commission in 1897 and 1898. He was appointed an Associate Justice of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court in 1920 and served until his retirement in 1926. He resumed the practice of law until his death.

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