Lafayette M. Sturdevant

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Lafayette Monroe Sturdevant (September 17, 1856[1] – August 25, 1923[2][3]) was a Wisconsin lawyer and politician.

Born in Chandlers Valley, Pennsylvania in Warren County, Sturdevant and his family settled in Clark County, Wisconsin. There, Sturdevant taught school and studied law. After being admitted to the Wisconsin bar in 1878, he practiced law and was elected District Attorney of Clark County. In 1899–1903, he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and was Wisconsin Attorney General from 1903–1907.[4] After serving as private counsel to Wisconsin Governor James O. Davidson, Sturdevant resumed his law practice. Sturdevant died suddenly in a hospital in Quincy, Illinois while visiting family and friends.[5]


  1. ^ Index to Politicians: Stuart-hale to Styza. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on January 22, 2016.
  2. ^ 'Marshfield Herald,' (Marshfield, Wisconsin), September 6, 1923, p. 4, col. 3, The death of Lafayette Sturdevant in Quincy, Illinois
  3. ^ Illinois Statewide Death Index, certificate number#2010424 filed on August 27, 1923
  4. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1905,' Biographical Sketch of Lafayette M. Sturdevant, pg. 1071
  5. ^ 'Atty. L. M. Sturdevant, This City, Dies Suddenly at Quincy, Ill.,' Eau Claire Leader, August 26, 1923, p.14

External links

  • Clark County, Wisconsin History-Lafayette M. Sturdevant
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Preceded by
Emmett R. Hicks
Attorney General of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Frank L. Gilbert

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