BUSHNELL, Allen Ralph, (1833 - 1909)


BUSHNELL, Allen Ralph, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Hartford, Trumbull County, Ohio, July 18, 1833; attended the public schools and the academies of Oberlin and Hiram, Ohio; moved to Wisconsin in 1854 and settled in Platteville; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Platteville; elected district attorney of Grant County in 1860; resigned to enter the Union Army in August 1861; served as first lieutenant and afterwards as captain of Company C, Seventh Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; member of the Iron Brigade; moved to Lancaster, Wis., in 1864; district attorney of Grant County in 1864; member of the State assembly in 1872; elected first mayor of Lancaster in 1875; United States district attorney for the western district of Wisconsin 1886-1890; moved to Madison, Wis., in 1891; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the practice of law in Madison, Wis., and died there March 29, 1909; interment in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.