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John WINANS

(1831-1907)

WINANS, John, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Vernon, Sussex County, N.J., September 27, 1831; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1855; moved to Janesville, Rock County, Wis., in 1857 and practiced his profession; member of the board of aldermen of Janesville in 1861; city attorney 1865-1875; member of the State assembly in 1874, 1882, 1887, and 1891; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864; served as colonel on the staff of Governor Taylor in 1874 and 1875; mayor of Janesville 1885-1887; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; engaged in the practice of law in Janesville, Wis., until his death January 17, 1907; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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