Horatio Wells

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Horatio Nelson Wells (November 4, 1808 – August 8, 1858) was an American lawyer and Wisconsin politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Wells was born in Hinesburg, Vermont, and studied law in Burlington, Vermont. After practicing law in the East for several years, he moved to Wisconsin in 1836, practicing law in Milwaukee from 1837 to 1847.

Wells was served as a member of the lower house of the Legislative Assembly of the Wisconsin Territory from 1839 to 1840, as Attorney General for the Territory of Wisconsin from 1839 to 1841.

After a short break from elected office, Wells served as a member of the upper house of the Legislative Assembly from 1847 to 1848, where he was also selected as President of the Council. Wells also served a short stint as mayor of Milwaukee from 1847 to 1848. Several years later, he served as Milwaukee County Judge from 1850 to 1854.

Wells also ran the Milwaukee Sentinel for a short time in 1841.

Sources

  • Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Political offices
Preceded by
Solomon Juneau
Mayor of Milwaukee
1847
Succeeded by
Byron Kilbourn
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