Oscar F. Minch

Oscar F. Minch (November 16, 1868 – September 12, 1953) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Minch was born on November 16, 1868 in Paoli, Wisconsin.[1] He attended high school in Madison, Wisconsin before graduation from what is now the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1893. Minch earned a living by making baked goods and other confectioneries in Madison before returning to Paoli. He and his family operated the Paoli Mills, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Minch was married to Bertha L. Watt (1875–1918)[2] and Rosalie A. O'Brien (1875–1953).[3] He died in 1953 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and was buried in Spokane, Washington.[4]

Political career

Minch was elected to the Assembly from the 3rd District of Dane County, Wisconsin in 1896 and 1898.[5] He was a Democrat.[6]


  1. The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin. 1897. p. 675.
  2. "Funeral of Mrs. Minch Today". The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review. April 5, 1918. p. 10. Retrieved September 9, 2019 via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. "Minch, Rose A." The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review. May 25, 1953. p. 10. Retrieved September 9, 2019 via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. "Oscar F. Minch, 84". The Semi-Weekly Spokesman-Review. September 15, 1953. p. 7. Retrieved September 9, 2019 via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. The Law Makers of Wisconsin. Milwaukee: The Evening Wisconsin Company. 1899. p. 82.
  6. "The Big Majority: Wisconsin Overwhelmingly Endorses M'Kinley". Wood County Reporter. November 12, 1896. p. 2. Retrieved September 10, 2019 via Newspapers.com. open access

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