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Allen Ralph Bushnell (July 18, 1833 – March 29, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Hartford, Ohio, Bushnell attended the public schools and the academies of Oberlin and Hiram, Ohio. He moved to Wisconsin in 1854 and settled in Platteville. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Platteville.

Bushnell was elected district attorney of Grant County in 1860. He resigned to enter the Union Army in August 1861. He served as first lieutenant and afterwards as captain of Company C, Seventh Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He served as member of the Iron Brigade. He moved to Lancaster, Wisconsin, in 1864. He served as district attorney of Grant County in 1864. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1872.

Bushnell was elected first mayor of Lancaster in 1875. United States district attorney for the western district of Wisconsin 1886-1890. He moved to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1891.

Bushnell was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892. He resumed the practice of law in Madison, Wisconsin, and died there March 29, 1909. He was interred in Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster.



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