From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 957

SINCLAIR W. BOTKIN, son of Alexander and Jane R. (SINCLAIR) BOTKIN, who came to Madison in 1841, where S. W. was reared and educated; graduated from the State University in 1857; was Assistant State Librarian and Deputy Clerk of Supreme Court from 1859 until August 1862, when he enlisted in Co. A., 23d W.V.I., as 1st Lieutenant; was afterward promoted to captaincy of same company; was in all the engagements his regiment participated in until he resigned and was mustered out in the fall of 1863; he returned to Madison, and in 1864, he resumed his position as Deputy Clerk of the Supreme Court; in 1865 he entered the law office of SPOONER & LAMB, as law student; November 1866, he was admitted to the bar; soon afterward he was appointed Assistant United States Assessor for the Second District of Wisconsin; was also appointed Assistant United States Marshal about the same time; in 1867,was relieved of Assessor's duties, but continued as United States Marshal until 1869; on January 1 of that year, he entered into partnership with William WELCH; in 1875, he was appointed Register in Bankruptcy, which office he still holds.

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