|3rd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
January 5, 1852 –September 21, 1853
|Samuel W. Beall
|James T. Lewis
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Iowa – Richland 2nd district
January 1,1849 –January 7,1850
|Thomas M. Fullerton
|Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Wisconsin Territory
February 7,1848 –March 13,1848
|Isaac P. Walker
|Ninian E. Whiteside
|Member of the House of Representatives of the Wisconsin Territory for Iowa,Lafayette,&Richland counties
January 4,1847 –May 29,1848
ServingwithJames D. Jenkins (1847),Thomas Chilton (1847), M. M. Cothren (1847–1848),&Charles Pole (1847–1848)
|Robert C. Hoard, Henry M. Billings ,&Charles Pole
|September 21,1853 33) (aged
|Oak Grove Cemetery,La Crosse,Wisconsin
|Cordelia Esperson Burns
|Robert W. Burns
Timothy Burns (May 31,1820 –September 21,1853) was an Irish American immigrant,Democratic politician,and Wisconsin pioneer. He was the third Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin,serving from 1852 until his death in 1853.
Born in Dublin,Ireland,on May 31,1820,Burns came to New York in America with his family as an infant. In the fall of 1837 as a young man,he settled in Iowa County in Wisconsin Territory,where he engaged in lead mining.
In 1844 Burns was elected sheriff of Iowa County.Elected in 1846,he served in the Wisconsin territorial House of Representatives in 1847-1848 and became Assembly Speaker. He visited La Crosse in 1847. Later,in 1849 he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly. In 1850,he moved to La Crosse,Wisconsin,and took a position on the State Board of Public Works. He was the chairman of the first La Crosse Town Board,chairman of the first La Crosse County Board and the first La Crosse county judge,while also engaging in the railroad industry.
In 1851,he was elected as a Democrat and became the Wisconsin's third Lieutenant Governor under the State's second Governor,Leonard Farwell.
While visiting his brother-in-law in Lafayette County,Burns became ill of bilious fever but recovered enough to travel home,and died of a relapse in La Crosse on September 21,1853.He is interred at Oak Grove Cemetery,La Crosse,Wisconsin.
Burns Park,in downtown La Crosse,and the town and community of Burns were named after him.
|General Election, November 4, 1851
|Benjamin B. Spaulding
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