Levi H. Bancroft

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Levi H. Bancroft was a politician and jurist in the State of Wisconsin.


Bancroft was born Levi Horace Bancroft on December 26, 1861 to George I. and Helen M. Bancroft, reports have differed on the location. He attended high school in Lone Rock, Wisconsin and later became a teacher. In 1884, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School.[1] On June 11, 1890, Bancroft married Myrtle DeLap. From 1907 to 1913, he was a judge advocate of what is now the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He died in 1948.[2]

Political career

Bancroft was District Attorney of Richland County, Wisconsin from 1886 to 1888 and was City Attorney for six years and City Supervisor of Richland Center, Wisconsin. From 1897 to 1902, he was a county judge of Richland County. Bancroft was a delegate to the 1900 Republican National Convention. In addition, he was delegate to a number of State Republican Conventions. He would serve as an Assistant Attorney General for a disputed amount of time. Bancroft was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1907 to 1910, serving as Speaker in 1909 and 1910. From 1911 to 1913, he was Attorney General of Wisconsin, and he was a Wisconsin Circuit Court judge. Sources are varied over his length of service. Later, he served as a U.S. Attorney in Wisconsin from 1927 to 1932. From 1934 to 1936, Bancroft was Mayor of Richland Center.[3] He was again a county judge of Richland County from 1938 to 1948.

See also


  1. ^ The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin. Madison, Wis. 1909. p. 1137.
  2. ^ "Levi H. and Myrtle Bancroft House, 277 N. Sheldon Street" (PDF). City of Richland Center. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  3. ^ "Levi H. Bancroft Papers, 1863-1956". University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. Retrieved 2016-04-30.

External links

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Preceded by
Frank L. Gilbert
Attorney General of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Walter C. Owen
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