5707. Charles Valdo BARDEEN (Maria PALMER
, Abigail BROWN
) was born 23 Sep 1850 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York. He died 20 Mar 1903 in Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin.
BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol I, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 294.
He graduated from Albion Academy, at Albion, in 1869. In 1874 he entered the law office of J. P. Towne, of Edgerton, Wisconsin, as a student, and graduated from the Law Department of the State University at Madison in 1875. He located for the practice of law at Wausau, Wisconsin; there he was repeatedly elected to positions of honor and trust. He served as City Attorney, District Attorney, and City Superintendent of Schools. In April 1891, he was elected Circuit Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit, and was re-elected in 1897. In Jan. 1898, he was appointed, by Governor Scofield, as Justice of the Supreme Court, to succeed Justice Newman, and in April following he was elected for the remainder of Judge Newman's term. He was very highly regarded by all who knew him, as a man, a lawyer, and a judge. He was for many years prominent in Masonic circles, being a member of Forest Lodge, No. 130 F. and A.M., Wausau Chapter, No. 51, R.A.M., and St. Omer Commandery No. 10, K.T. He held high positions in these bodies, and in 1892 was elected Grand High Priest, R.A.M. of Wisconsin. He was also an Elk. He removed with his family to Madison in May, 1898, where his family continues to reside. He was a Republican in politics, and attended the Universalist Church, of which his wife is a member.