Lyman Wellington Thayer

Summary

Lyman Wellington Thayer (October 30, 1854 – February 8, 1919) was an American farmer and Republican politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. He was the 38th mayor of Ripon, Wisconsin, (1916–1918) and represented Fond du Lac County in the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly during the 1890s.

Lyman Wellington Thayer
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38th Mayor of Ripon, Wisconsin
In office
April 1916 – April 1918
Preceded byAlbert Maudlin
Succeeded byCharles H. Graham
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 18th district
In office
January 7, 1895 – January 1901
Preceded bySamuel M. Smead
Succeeded byElmer D. Morse
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Fond du Lac 1st district
In office
January 2, 1893 – January 7, 1895
Preceded byFrank Bowe
Succeeded byFrank L. Bacon
Personal details
Born(1854-10-30)October 30, 1854
Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedFebruary 8, 1919(1919-02-08) (aged 64)
Ripon, Wisconsin, U.S.
Resting placePine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Rosetta Jane Single
Children
  • Lulu Jane Thayer
  • (b. 1879; died 1910)
  • Annie R. (Davis)
  • (b. 1881; died 1965)
  • Benjamin Single Thayer
  • (b. 1883; died 1967)
  • Ellen Eugenia Thayer
  • (b. 1890; died 1894)
  • Donald Boswell Thayer
  • (b. 1898; died 1965)
Alma materJones' Commercial College, St. Louis
OccupationFarmer, politician

BiographyEdit

Thayer was born on October 30, 1854 in Wausau, Wisconsin.[1][2] He moved to Ripon, Wisconsin in 1886.[3] Thayer died in Ripon on February 8, 1919.[4]

CareerEdit

Thayer was Chairman of Ripon and of the Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors. He was elected to the Assembly in 1892 and to the Senate in 1894.[4] After leaving the Senate, he served as mayor of Ripon from 1916 to 1918.[4] Thayer was a Republican.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lyman W. Thayer". The Weekly Wisconsin. February 9, 1895. p. 5. Retrieved October 17, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ Biographical Sketches. Wisconsin Blue Book. 1895. p. 668. Retrieved April 30, 2015. Henry Putnam+Wisconsin+Senate+biography.
  3. ^ Wisconsin (1919). "The Laws of Wisconsin". Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Former Ripon Mayor Buried". Stevens Point Daily Journal. February 11, 1919. p. 3. Retrieved March 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  

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