Businessperson Politician

Louis Bostedo

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican politician
Was Politician
From United States of America
Type Business
Birth1 January 1798
Death 1 January 1878
(aged 80 years)
PoliticsDemocratic Party


Louis Bostedo (1798 – 1878) was an American businessman from Weyauwega, Wisconsin who spent a single term in 1856 as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from a district which encompassed the sparsely-populated Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano and Waupaca counties.
He was born in New Jersey and was a partner in a mill and dam. Bostedo came to Waupaca County in 1851, being one of the first settlers of Weyauwega. In 1855 he was a member of the Waupaca County Board of Supervisors from Weyauwega. He was the first village president of Waupaca.

Legislative election and service

The seat was initially awarded to one William Brunquest, whom Bostedo successfully challenged, with both claimants admitting that Bostedo had received the majority of the vote.

He was a Democrat, succeeded fellow Democrat Perry H. Smith, and was succeeded by Democrat Benjamin F. Phillips.

After the Assembly

Bostedo remained on the County Board; was a founder and President of the Old Settlers’ Society of Waupaca County when that body organized in 1872, retaining the office until his death in 1878.

He was reported as a newly elected Vice-President of the Ripon and Wolf River Rail Road Company in 1858. That railroad had been chartered by the legislature during his term of office.