William H. Armstrong (Wisconsin politician)

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William Henry Armstrong (1840s – April 14, 1916) was an American lawyer, farmer and politician from Darlington, Wisconsin.wikipedia
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Darlington, Wisconsin

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William Henry Armstrong (1840s – April 14, 1916) was an American lawyer, farmer and politician from Darlington, Wisconsin.

John F. Beard

Armstrong was not a candidate for re-election in 1873, and was succeeded by John F. Beard of the Reform Party.
In 1873, Beard was elected to the Assembly from the Lafayette County district (Republican incumbent William H. Armstrong was not a candidate) as a candidate of the new Reform Party, a coalition of Democrats, reform and Liberal Republicans, and Grangers, which secured the election for two years of a Governor of Wisconsin and a number of state legislators.

Americans

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William Henry Armstrong (1840s – April 14, 1916) was an American lawyer, farmer and politician from Darlington, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin

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William Henry Armstrong (1840s – April 14, 1916) was an American lawyer, farmer and politician from Darlington, Wisconsin.

Carrollton, Illinois

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Armstrong was born in Carrollton, Illinois in 1840 or 1841 (sources differ), son of Joshua W. and Elizabeth Vanarsdoll Armstrong.

State school

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He attended public schools until he left to enter military service.

United States Army

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He joined the United States Army in September 1861 after the outbreak of the American Civil War, enlisting in the 61st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

American Civil War

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He joined the United States Army in September 1861 after the outbreak of the American Civil War, enlisting in the 61st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

61st Illinois Infantry Regiment

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He joined the United States Army in September 1861 after the outbreak of the American Civil War, enlisting in the 61st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Second lieutenant

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He progressed from second lieutenant through captain and was brevetted as a major.

Captain (armed forces)

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He progressed from second lieutenant through captain and was brevetted as a major.

Brevet (military)

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He progressed from second lieutenant through captain and was brevetted as a major.

Major

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He progressed from second lieutenant through captain and was brevetted as a major.

Court clerk

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He was elected as Clerk of the Circuit Court for Lafayette County, Wisconsin in 1868 and re-elected in 1870.

Circuit court

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He was elected as Clerk of the Circuit Court for Lafayette County, Wisconsin in 1868 and re-elected in 1870.

Lafayette County, Wisconsin

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He was elected as Clerk of the Circuit Court for Lafayette County, Wisconsin in 1868 and re-elected in 1870.

Wisconsin State Assembly

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In 1872 he was elected for a one-year term as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1873 as a Republican, with 2,078 votes to 1,972 for Democrat Amos W. Hovey, succeeding fellow Republican Thomas Bainbridge.

Republican Party (United States)

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In 1872 he was elected for a one-year term as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1873 as a Republican, with 2,078 votes to 1,972 for Democrat Amos W. Hovey, succeeding fellow Republican Thomas Bainbridge.

Democratic Party (United States)

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In 1872 he was elected for a one-year term as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1873 as a Republican, with 2,078 votes to 1,972 for Democrat Amos W. Hovey, succeeding fellow Republican Thomas Bainbridge.

Thomas Bainbridge (politician)

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In 1872 he was elected for a one-year term as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1873 as a Republican, with 2,078 votes to 1,972 for Democrat Amos W. Hovey, succeeding fellow Republican Thomas Bainbridge.

Committee

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He was assigned to the standing committee on mining and smelting.

Mining

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He was assigned to the standing committee on mining and smelting.

Smelting

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He was assigned to the standing committee on mining and smelting.

Reform Party (19th-century Wisconsin)

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Armstrong was not a candidate for re-election in 1873, and was succeeded by John F. Beard of the Reform Party.

Utah State Senate

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Their child, William Wright Armstrong, would serve as a member of the Utah State Senate.