Herman Leon HUMPHREY, Congress, WI (1830-1902)


HUMPHREY, Herman Leon, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Candor, Tioga County, N.Y., March 14, 1830; attended the common schools and also the Cortland Academy for one year; became a clerk in Ithaca, N.Y.; after several years in business he studied law; was admitted to the bar in July 1854 and in January 1855 moved to Hudson, Wis., where he commenced practice; appointed district attorney of St. Croix County; appointed county judge to fill a vacancy in the fall of 1860 and in the spring of 1861 was elected for the full term of four years, but resigned that office in February 1862; served in the State senate in 1862 and 1863; mayor of Hudson one year; elected in the spring of 1866 judge of the eighth judicial circuit of Wisconsin and reelected in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law in Hudson, St. Croix County, Wis.; member of the State assembly in 1887; died in Hudson, Wis., June 10, 1902; interment in Willow River Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present