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Gideon Ellis Newman was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Biography

Newman was born on October 26, 1823 in Dixfield, Maine. On November 19, 1848, he married Elizabeth Wardall. They would have six children.

In 1854, Newman settled in Cooksville, Wisconsin. During the American Civil War, he enlisted with the 35th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army. He took part in the Battle of Spanish Fort and achieved the rank of first lieutenant. Newman died on February 7, 1911 and was buried in Cooksville.

Assembly career

Newman was a member of the Assembly during the 1877 session. He was a Republican.

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