Grover L. Broadfoot

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Grover L. Broadfoot
17th Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
In office
January 1, 1962 – May 18, 1962
Preceded by John E. Martin
Succeeded by Timothy Brown
Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
In office
November 12, 1948 – May 18, 1962
Appointed by Oscar Rennebohm
Preceded by Elmer E. Barlow
Succeeded by Horace W. Wilkie
30th Attorney General of Wisconsin
In office
June 5, 1948 – November 12, 1948
Appointed by Oscar Rennebohm
Preceded by John E. Martin
Succeeded by Thomas E. Fairchild
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Buffalo and Pepin district
In office
January 1, 1845 – June 5, 1948
Preceded by David I. Hammergren
Succeeded by Edmund Hitt
Mayor of Mondovi, Wisconsin
In office
April 1943 – April 1947
District Attorney of Buffalo County
In office
January 1, 1923 – January 1, 1935
Preceded by Peter H. Urness
Succeeded by Peter H. Urness
Personal details
Grover Lee Broadfoot

(1892-12-27)December 27, 1892
Independence, Wisconsin
Died May 18, 1962(1962-05-18) (aged 69)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Resting place Oak Park Cemetery
Mondovi, Wisconsin
Political party Republican
  • Margaret Marion Jacobi
  • (m. 1925; died 1961)
  • John Alexander Broadfoot
Mother Celia Eliza (Tillotson) Broadfoot
Father Alexander Broadfoot
Alma mater University of Wisconsin
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1918
Battles/wars World War I

Grover Lee Broadfoot (December 27, 1892 – May 18, 1962) was an American lawyer and judge from Wisconsin. He was a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court for thirteen years and was briefly Chief Justice for the last 5 months of his life.[1] Earlier in his career, he had been the 30th Attorney General of Wisconsin, a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Mayor of Mondovi, Wisconsin, and District Attorney of Buffalo County for twelve years.


Born in Independence, Wisconsin, Broadfoot moved with his family to Mondovi, Wisconsin, where he graduated from high school.[2] Broadfoot graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where he also received his law degree in 1918, and then enlisted in the army during World War I.[2] Later he was the district attorney of Buffalo County, Wisconsin and was mayor of Mondovi, Wisconsin from 1943 to 1947.[2] In 1947 he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly until June 5, 1948, when he resigned to become Attorney General of Wisconsin.[2] He then resigned on November 12, 1948, when he was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.[2][3] In 1962 he became chief justice, serving until his death.[4][5] He died of a heart ailment in Minneapolis.[2]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Chief Justice of State Dies in Minneapolis". The Post-Crescent. May 19, 1962. p. 1. Retrieved November 11, 2015 – via open access
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2009-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Preceded by
John E. Martin
Attorney General of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Thomas E. Fairchild
Preceded by
Elmer E. Barlow
Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
1948 – 1962
Succeeded by
Horace W. Wilkie
Preceded by
John E. Martin
Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
Succeeded by
Timothy Brown

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