John Russel Bohan (December 7, 1824 – November 14, 1886) was an Irish American immigrant, newspaper publisher, and politician. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate, and served several local and county offices in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

John R. Bohan
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 3rd district
In office
January 1, 1863 – January 1, 1865
Preceded byHugh Cunning
Succeeded byLyman Morgan
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Ozaukee 1st district
In office
January 1, 1872 – January 1, 1873
Preceded byCharles G. Meyer
Succeeded byCharles E. Chamberlain
In office
January 1, 1859 – January 1, 1860
Preceded byAlexander M. Alling
Succeeded byAnthony Ahlhauser
Personal details
Born
John Russel Bohan

(1824-12-07)December 7, 1824
Templemore, Ireland, UK
DiedNovember 14, 1886(1886-11-14) (aged 61)
Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Resting placeOld Saint Marys Cemetery
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Political partyDemocratic
Spouses
  • Mary Sullivan
  • (m. 1852; died 1926)
Children
  • Michael G. Bohan
  • (b. 1852; died 1911)
  • Ella Bohan
  • (b. c.1856)
  • Emma Bohan
  • (b. c.1859)
  • Frank Bohan
  • (b. 1862; died 1900)
  • Mary G. (Packman)
  • (b. 1864; died 1930)
  • John Bohan
  • (b. 1867; died 1926)
  • George Stanley Bohan
  • (b. 1871)
  • Maude Bohan
  • (b. 1874)
Parents
  • Michael Bohan (father)
  • Anastasia Russell (mother)

Biography edit

Bohan was born on December 7, 1824, near Templemore, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States with his family.[1] He moved to Hartford, Wisconsin in 1846. In 1852, he married Mary Katharina Sullivan. They had nine children.[2] He was the editor of the Ozaukee County Advertiser.[3][4] Bohan died in 1886 after being struck by a train.[4]

Career edit

Bohan was a member of the Assembly in 1859 and was later returned to office in 1872. He was a member of the Wisconsin Senate for one term, covering 1863 and 1864.[5] Additionally, he was Chairman of Port Washington, Wisconsin, and of the Ozaukee County Democratic Committee, as well as a justice of the peace.

References edit

  1. ^ "John R. Bohan". Genealogy.com. Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  2. ^ Obituary: Mary Bohan. 1926. Port Washington Star (October 29): 1.
  3. ^ "Members of the Wisconsin Editorial Convention". Semi-Weekly Wisconsin. June 27, 1868. p. 4. Retrieved August 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ a b "N. G. Bohan [sic]". The Weekly Wisconsin. November 20, 1886. p. 7. Retrieved August 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ "Bohan, John R." Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2015-05-21.