Bio: Bingham, James M. (1879)
Contact: Sandra Wright

Surnames: Bingham, Davis, Benton

----Source: The Blue Book of the state of Wisconsin For 1879, page 475

Lieutenant Governor James M Bingham, of Chippewa Falls, was born in Perry, Wyoming county, New York, February 3, 1828; receiving an academic education; is by profession a Lawyer; he came to Wisconsin in 1854 and settled at Palmyra, and thence removed to Chippewa Falls in 1870; was a member of the assembly in 1863, 1864, 1869 and 1870, and in the last year was chosen speaker of that body. Was major of the 40th Wisconsin volunteer infantry during its term of service. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1877 as a Republican, receiving 77,926 votes, against 71,656 for R.E. Davis, Liberal Democrat, and 25,745 for E.H. Benton. Greenbacker.



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