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Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood (May 15, 1926 – July 7, 1960) was a former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Bloodgood was born in Madison, Wisconsin.[1] He attended the University of Wisconsin High School before graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1948 and working for the United States Census Bureau in 1949 and 1950. In 1954, Bloodgood received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He committed suicide at a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin where he was receiving psychiatric treatment.[2][3][4]

Political career

During World War II and the Korean War, he served in the United States Navy. From 1951 to 1954 as a Democrat, Bloodgood was Coroner of Dane County, Wisconsin. Bloodgood was elected to the Assembly in 1954. He served as the Dane County District Attorney until April 1960, when he was elected to serve as Dane County's first Family Court Judge.


  1. Members of the Assembly. Wisconsin Blue Book. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  2. 'Joseph Bloodgood, Milwaukee Sentinel, July 10, 1960, pg. 4B
  3. 'Rites held for Judge Bloodgood,' Milwaukee Sentinel, July 12, 1960, pg, 1, part 2
  4. 'Social Security Death Index

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