William A. Barstow (1813-1865)


This file appears in: A Reprieve for Maria Barstow
William A. Barstow (1813-1865)

He came with his family to Cleveland in the 1830s as a young man. In the early 1840s, he moved to Wisconsin, where he became involved in politics and was eventually elected the state's third governor in 1853. Three years later, he resigned in disgrace because of alleged campaign fraud and corruption during his first term in office. This 1850 circa portrait was painted by William F. Cogswell.


This file appears in: A Reprieve for Maria Barstow