Sam Fifield

Sam Fifield

Samuel S. Fifield (1839–1915) was a Wisconsin politician. He was born in Maine in 1839 and moved to Wisconsin in 1858, where he worked on a clerk on a steamboat on the St. Croix River. He founded the Polk County Press in 1861. After the American Civil War, he entered politics and served as a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1874 through 1876. He moved to Ashland in 1876 and helped found the Ashland Press. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1877 through 1881, and then as Wisconsin's lieutenant governor from 1882 until 1887. After leaving office, he ran a lakeside resort in Ashland until he died in 1915.

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