LA FAYETTE KELLOGG


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1005

LA FAYETTE KELLOGG, (deceased) was the son of Rowland and Sarah (TITUS) KELLOGG, and was born in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., N.Y., Feb. 1, 1819; in 1838, he came to Mineral Point, Wis., where he spent one year, then came to Madison; he held several town and county offices, and in August 1840, was appointed Clerk of the Supreme Court of the Territory, a position he held until the organization of State Government in 1848; in 1851, he again took charge of the office of Clerk of the Supreme Court as a Deputy, and discharged the duties of the same until the organization of the separate Supreme Court, in June 1853, when he was appointed as its Clerk, and held the office continuously till his death, which occurred June 4, 1878. In 1845 he was elected Chief Clerk of the Territorial House of Representatives, and continued to serve in that capacity by re-elections, at every subsequent session of the Legislature till the close of the Territorial Government; he was elected Clerk of the Constitution at the convention in 1846. Mr. KELLOGG's son Clarence succeeds him in the office of Clerk of the Supreme Court.


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