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SLOAN, Andrew Scott

1820–1895

Biography

SLOAN, Andrew Scott, (brother of Ithamar Conkey Sloan), a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Morrisville, Madison County, N.Y., June 12, 1820; attended the public schools and Morrisville Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Morrisville, N.Y.; clerk of the Madison County Court 1847-1849; moved to Wisconsin in 1854 and settled at Beaver Dam, Dodge County, where he continued the practice of law; member of the State assembly in 1857; mayor of Beaver Dam in 1857, 1858, and again in 1879; appointed in 1858 as judge of the circuit court for the third district; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate of the Union Party for election in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; clerk of the United States District Court for Wisconsin 1864-1866; judge of the Dodge County Court 1868-1874; attorney general of Wisconsin 1874-1878; judge of the circuit court for the thirteenth judicial district from January 1882 until his death; died at Beaver Dam, Wis., on April 8, 1895; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: 1837-1916, 0.2 cubic foot. The collection includes papers of Andrew Scott Sloan.
Papers: In the J. O. Culver Letters, 1860-1865, 0.1 cubic foot. Letters to Culver, a Madison, Wisconsin, resident, from Marshall M. Strong concerning abolitionist Sherman Booth and the Wisconsin Supreme Court election contest between Luther Swift Dixon and A. Scott Sloan.
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