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About John Roger Minahan

Minahan, Robert Emmet 1858 - 1935

Definition: physician, lawyer, surgeon, b. Howard, N.Y. He graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago (M.D., 1886), and practiced medicine in Calumet County, Wis., for several years. In 1894 he graduated from the Univ. of Michigan (LL.B., 1894), and from 1894 to 1898 combined a medical and legal practice in Kewaunee. In 1898 he moved to Green Bay, and from 1898 until his death was associated with his brother in a medical practice that became widely known in the Midwest. He was also mayor of Green Bay, and had interests in several businesses in the area. His brother, JOHN ROGER MINAHAN, b. New Holstein, Wis., graduated from Rush Medical College (M.D., 1889), and for two years practiced in Casco. In 1892 he moved to Green Bay, was joined by his brother there in 1898, and the two doctors began to specialize increasingly in surgery. John R. Minahan was also chief surgeon for the Chicago and North Western R.R., the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul R.R., and for the Green Bay and Western R.R. He had numerous business and banking interests in the Green Bay area. F. L. Holmes, et al., eds., Wis. (5 vols., Chicago, 1946); W. A. Titus, Hist. of the Fox River Valley . . . (3 vols., Chicago, 1930); Green Bay Press-Gazette, Apr. 27, 1935, Jan. 23, 1941.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]