The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published under the direction of J. D. Beck, Commissioner of Labor and Industrial Statistics 1907.
The Wisconsin Blue Book. VII. Biographical Sketches. The Wisconsin Legislature. Senate, p. 1125.
The senate is composed of thirty-three members, who hold office for four years and receive $500 each for their services at each regular session. Members of the senate, session of 1907, representing odd- numbered districts, were elected in 1906. Their terms will end Jan. 1, 1911. Those representing even-numbered districts were elected in 1904. Their terms will end Jan. 1, 1909. The lieutenant-governor is president of the senate, but can vote only in case of a tie. A temporary president, to act in the absence of the president, is chosen by the members of the senate. The senate of 1907 consists of 27 republicans, 5 democrats, and one social democrat. Lieutenant-Governor W. D. Connor, president; Jas. H. Stout, president pro tem; A. R. Emerson, chief clerk; R. C. Falconer, sergeant-at-arms.
Twelfth Senatorial District. Ashland, Bayfield, Price, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn counties. Population, 1900 - 64,050. (p. 1129)
ALBERT W. SANBORN (Rep.) was born in Swanton, Vermont, January 17, 1853; removed to Guernsey county, Ohio, when a small boy with his parents and lived there on a farm until 1876. Was educated at Muskingum college at New Concord, Ohio. Studied law with Barnes & Anderson at Cambridge, Ohio, and was there admitted to the bar, April 10, 1876; came to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in April, 1876, and studied law in Finch & Barber's office for about two months. Located at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in June, 1876, where he practiced law, first as a member of the firm of Jones & Sanborn, and afterwards as a member of the firm of Cate, Jones & Sanborn, and afterwards as a member of the firm of Cate, Sanborn, Lamoreux & Park. Was district attorney of Portage county for one term and a member of the assembly from Portage in 1885. Was a delegate from the Ninth Congressional District to the National Convention in 1888; moved to Ashland, Wisconsin, in 1893, where he has continued in the practice of his profession; is now a member of the firm of Sanborn, Lamoreux & Pray. He was elected to the senate in 1904, receiving 11,129 votes against 3,595 for G. Schwindt (Dem.).
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