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Wisconsin State Attorneys General, 1848-2012 (May be incomplete!)
James S. Brown 1848-50 S. Park Coon 1850-52 Experience Estabrook 1852-54 George B. Smith 1854-56 William R. Smith 1856-58 Gabriel Bouck 1858-60 James H. Howe 1860-62 Winfield Smith 1862-66 Charles R. Gill 1866-70 Stephen S. Barlow 1870-74 A. Scott Sloan 1874-78 Alexander Wilson 1878-82 Leander F. Frisbie 1882-87 Charles E. Estabrook 1887-91 James L. O'Connor 1891-95 William H. Mylrea 1895-99 Emmett R. Hicks 1899-1903 Lafayette M. Sturdevant 1903-07 Frank L. Gilbert 1907-11 Levi H. Bancroft 1911-13 Walter C. Owen 1913-18 Spencer Haven 1918-19 John J. Blaine 1919-21 William J. Morgan 1921-23 Herman L. Ekern 1923-27 John W. Reynolds, Sr. 1927-33 James E. Finnegan 1933-37 Orland S. Loomis 1937-39 John E. Martin 1939-48 Grover L. Broadfoot 1948 Thomas E. Fairchild 1948-51 Vernon W. Thomson 1951-57 Stewart G. Honeck 1957-59 John W. Reynolds, Jr. 1959-63 George Thompson 1963-65 Bronson C. LaFollette 1965-69 Robert W. Warren 1969-74 Victor A. Miller 1974 Bronson C. LaFollette 1974-87 Don Hanaway 1987-91 James E. Doyle 1991-2003 Peg Lautenschlager 2003-07 J. B. Van Hollen 2007-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1879: John Montgomery Smith (Dem), defeated.
  • 1886: Eugene W. Chafin (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1900: Eugene W. Chafin (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1902: Lafayette M. Sturdevant (Rep), elected.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Herman L. Ekern (Rep), elected; Jeremiah F. Collins (Independent Democratic), defeated; Charles L. Allen (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Herman L. Ekern (Rep), elected; J. Allan Simpson (Dem), defeated; Robert A. Hess (Socialist), defeated; G. Bauman (Socialist Labor), defeated; Mathew Mott (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: John E. Martin, elected.
  • 1940 Nov 5: John E. Martin, elected.
  • 1948: Thomas E. Fairchild (Dem), elected.
  • 1948 Jun 1: John E. Martin, resigned.
  • 1948 Jun 5: Grover L. Broadfoot, appointed.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Vernon W. Thomson (Rep), elected.
  • 1952 Nov 4: Vernon W. Thomson (Rep), elected.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Stewart G. Honeck (Rep), elected; Robert LaFollette Sucher (Dem), defeated; Frank L. Nikolay (Ind), defeated.
  • 2006: Peg Lautenschlager (Dem), defeated in primary.
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