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Lucien B. Caswell

Lucien Bonaparte Caswell (November 27, 1827 – April 26, 1919) was an American politician.

Born in Swanton, Vermont, he moved with his family to frontier Wisconsin in 1836 and settled along the Rock River, just south of Lake Koshkonong. Caswell attended Milton Academy and Beloit College, studying law. He moved to Fort Atkinson, where he opened a law practice in 1851.

Caswell served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and as a draft commissioner during the American Civil War period. He was with Governor Louis P. Harvey on his fatal trip to visit Wisconsin troops in Tennessee.

Caswell served seven terms in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican, representing Wisconsin from 1875 to 1891. As a representative, he was active in establishing the Federal appeals court system and overseeing the construction of the Library of Congress.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gerry Whiting Hazelton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Daniel H. Sumner
Preceded by
John Winans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Clinton Babbitt


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