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Marinette in Marinette County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Isaac Stephenson

 
 
Isaac Stephenson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 18, 2015
1. Isaac Stephenson Marker
Inscription.
I hope the problems of life will be met and solved as they arise to the happiness and contentment of human kind

Isaac Stephenson

Born at Maugerville New Brunswick June 18 1829- Came to Wisconisn November 15 1845 – Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan living in Masonville and Escanaba from 1848 to 1858 – Located at Marinette Wisconsin in 1858 – Served in the Wisconsin Legislature in the sessions of 1866 and 1868 – Served in the 48th 49th and 50th Congresses – Elected to the United States Senate May 1907 and served eight years – Died at Marinette March 15 1918

 
Location. 45° 6.139′ N, 87° 37.942′ W. Marker is in Marinette, Wisconsin, in Marinette County. Marker is on Riverside Avenue mile north of Hall Avenue (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1961 Riverside Ave, Marinette WI 54143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evancheck Cabin (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Menominee River (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10,000 Board Feet of Logs (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Isaac Stephenson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 18, 2015
2. Isaac Stephenson Marker
Queen Marinette (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bay de Nocquet Trail (approx. half a mile away in Michigan); Menominee Area (approx. 0.7 miles away in Michigan); Spies Public Library (approx. 1.4 miles away in Michigan); Menominee / Main Street Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away in Michigan). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marinette.
 
Also see . . .  The Election Case of Isaac Stephenson of Wisconsin (1912). From the US Senate website:...On March 15, 1909, Isaac Stephenson presented his credentials for the new term and was seated without objection. More than two years later, on June 30, 1911, the Wisconsin legislature notified the U.S. Senate that it considered Stephenson's claim to the seat invalid, because a state investigation into the 1909 election had found evidence of bribery and corruption by Stephenson both in state's direct primary in 1908 and in his 1909 election by legislature....The charges were laid out, debates were had, and: ...At the close of the debate, Francis Newlands (D-NV) offered a line of reasoning that may have assisted many in their voting decision
Isaac Stephenson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 18, 2015
3. Isaac Stephenson Marker
Menominee River in background
when he condemned Stephenson's campaign practices but pointed out that, since the Wisconsin election, public opinion had grown much stronger against activities prohibited by recent laws that had not been illegal in 1908. He therefore added, "I am unwilling to judge the acts of four years ago either by the political or the moral standards of today." When on March 27, 1912, the Senate voted 40 to 34 that Stephenson should retain his seat, spectators in the gallery burst into enthusiastic applause, for which they were promptly chided by the presiding officer.
(Submitted on September 22, 2015.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2015, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2015, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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