Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
STALBAUM, Lynn Ellsworth (1920-1999)

STALBAUM, LYNN ELLSWORTH, a Representative from Wisconsin; born on a farm near Waterford, Racine County, Wis., May 15, 1920; attended the public schools; graduated from the Racine County Agricultural School in 1936; employed with the United States Department of Agriculture in Racine County, 1936-1944, serving as administrative officer from 1937; served in the United States Navy 1944-1946; feed salesman 1946-1951; secretary-treasurer of the Racine Milk Producers Cooperative Association and manager of the Harmony Dairy Co., 1951-1964; elected to the State senate in 1954 and reelected in 1958 and 1962; served as caucus chairman in 1957, 1959, and 1961, and as assistant minority leader in 1963; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress and for election in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; legislative consultant to rural electric and dairy cooperatives, 1968-1985; was a resident of Bethesda, Md., until his death on June 17, 1999; interment in Norway Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wind Lake, Wis.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: 1955-1968, 4 cubic feet and 6 photographs.
The collection documents the political career of Lynn Stalbaum, especially his campaigns, as well as issues of interest to his constituents. Included are press releases; newsletters; clippings; speeches; campaign materials; photographs; legislative, topical, constituent, and campaign correspondence; statements and testimony before committees; and project files. Of note is a file devoted to Lynn Stalbaum's work as chairman of the "Wisconsin Harriman for President Committee" containing Lynn Stalbaum's correspondence and Averell Harriman campaign material. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Humphrey for President Committee Wisconsin Records, 1956-1960, 0.8 cubic foot.
Correspondents include Wisconsin state senator Lynn Stalbaum. A register for the papers is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Mrs. Raymond Jaeger Cuspidor Correspondence, 1955, 0.1 cubic foot.
A series of letters between Mrs. Jaeger of Waterford, Wis., and Wisconsin state senator Lynn E. Stalbaum, Governor Walter J. Kohler, and Clifford L. Lord, in the form of doggerel verse, on the subject of the disposition of the brass cuspidors in the state Capitol, which were being removed in 1955.