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Elmer Elbert Barlow

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Contributed by John F. Barlow
BARLOW, ELMER ELBERT --May 18, 1887 - June 26, 1948-- lawyer, judge, born near Arcadia. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1909. An outstanding amateur athlete, he was on the University of Wisconsin baseball team that toured Japan in 1909. Barlow practiced law in Arcadia, served as city attorney for 20 years, and as district attorney of Trempealeau County for 10 years. He acted as counsel for several creamery co-operatives and farm mutual fire insur-ance companies, and aided in the development of rural electrification in the area. Governor Julius P. Heil (qv) appointed him executive counsel in January, 1939, commissioner of taxation in October, 1939, and associate justice of the state supreme court in December, 1942. Elected to the court in 1945, he served until his death.

Wisconsin Reports 254 (1949) pp xxxii-xxxv    Wisconsin Blue Book, 1948   Madison Wisconsin Journal, June 27, 1948
Madison Capital Time June 27, 1948   Dictionary of Wisconsin Biography - 1960
Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.   MADISON, Wisconsin, June 27, 1948

Justice Elmer E. Barlow, a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court since December 13, 1942, died yesterday of a heart attack while playing golf at Bailey's Harbor, Door County. He was 61 years old.
Justice Barlow was State Tax Commissioner before he was appointed to the high court by Governor Julius Heil. Born in Arcadia, Wisconsin, he served as City Attorney of Arcadia and District Attorney of Trempealeau County after his graduation from the Law School of the University of Wisconsin in 1909.

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