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Gov. Coles Bashford, Territorial Representative (1816 - 1878)

Coles Bashford (January 24, 1816– April 25, 1878) was an American lawyer and politician who became the fifth Governor of Wisconsin. His one term as governor ended in a bribery scandal that for...

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Warren P. Knowles, Governor (1908 - 1993)

Warren Perley Knowles (August 19, 1908 – May 1, 1993), born in River Falls, Wisconsin, was an American lawyer and politician from New Richmond, Wisconsin. Biography Knowles graduated from ...

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Gaylord A. Nelson, U.S. Senator MP (1916 - 2005)

Gaylord Anton Nelson (June 4, 1916 – July 3, 2005) was an American politician from Wisconsin who served as a United States Senator and governor. The sponsor of several significant environ...

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Vernon W. Thomson, Governor (1905 - 1988)

Vernon Wallace Thomson (November 5, 1905 – April 2, 1988) was the 34th Governor of Wisconsin from 1957 to 1959. Early life and education Vernon Thomson was born in Richland Center, Wiscons...

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Orland S. Loomis (1893 - 1942)

Orland(o) Steen Loomis Note (From the Program for the Unveiling and Formal Presentation Ceremony of his portrait October 29, 1949.) “Spike” attended Ripon College and the Univ. of Wis...

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James O. Davidson, Governor (1854 - 1922)

James Ole Davidson (February 10, 1854 – December 16, 1922) was the 21st Governor of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Background Jens Ole Davidson was born in Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane Cou...

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Philip La Follette, Governor (1897 - 1965)

His namesake was Philip Fox, the personal physician of his father Robert M. La Follette. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Philip Fox La Follette (May 8, 1897 ...

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Gov. Robert La Follette, Sr., US Senate & Congress (1855 - 1925)

Everything you wanted to know about Robert M. La Follette Sr.: . "Robert Marion "Battling Bob" La Follette, Sr. (June 14, 1855 – June 18, 1925), was an American Republican (and later a Progr...

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Edward Scofield, Governor (1842 - 1925)

Edward Scofield (March 28, 1842 – February 3, 1925) was an American politician who served as the 19th Governor of Wisconsin. Biography Scofield was born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Accord...

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William H. Upham (USA), Governor (1841 - 1924)

William Henry Upham (May 3, 1841 – July 2, 1924) was a soldier, businessman, and politician who served as the 18th Governor of Wisconsin. Biography Upham was born in Westminster, Massa...

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George W. Peck, Governor (1840 - 1916)

George Wilbur Peck (September 28, 1840– April 16, 1916) was an American writer and politician who served as the 17th Governor of Wisconsin. Peck was born in 1840 in Henderson, New York, the ...

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William D. Hoard, Governor (1836 - 1918)

William Dempster Hoard (October 10, 1836–November 22, 1918) was the 16th Governor of the U.S. state of Wisconsin from 1889 to 1891. Early life Born in Stockbridge, New York, he moved to Fo...

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Gen. Jeremiah M. Rusk (USA), 2nd US Sec'y of Agriculture (1830 - 1893)

Jeremiah McLain Rusk (June 17, 1830 – November 21, 1893) was the 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Wisconsin from 1882 to 1889 and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1889 to 1893. Biogr...

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William E. Smith, Governor (1824 - 1883)

William E. Smith (June 18, 1824 – February 13, 1883) was the 14th Governor of Wisconsin. He was born in Kincardineshire, Scotland in 1824. He immigrated to the United States with his family ...

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Harrison Ludington, Governor (1812 - 1891)

Harrison Ludington (July 31, 1812 – June 17, 1891) was an American Republican politician who served as the 13th Governor of Wisconsin and a mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ancestry Harrison...

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William Robert Taylor, Governor (1818 - 1909)

William Robert Taylor (July 10, 1820 – March 17, 1909) was an American politician and the 12th Governor of Wisconsin from 1874 to 1876. Taylor was born in Woodbury, Connecticut. He was orpha...

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Major Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn, US Congress MP (1818 - 1882)

In 1844 Washburn formed a partnership with land agent, Cyrus Woodman. Together the two men developed a number of companies, such as the Wisconsin Mining Company. The most successful business venture un...

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Brig. General Lucius Fairchild (USA), Governor (1831 - 1896)

Lucius Fairchild (December 27, 1831 – May 23, 1896) was an American politician, army general, and diplomat. He served as the tenth Governor of Wisconsin and as U.S. Minister to Spain. Milita...

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James T. Lewis, Governor (1819 - 1904)

James Taylor Lewis (October 30, 1819 – August 5, 1904) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Wisconsin. Lewis was born in Clarendon, New York, and in ...

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Edward Salomon, Governor (1828 - 1909)

Edward Salomon (August 11, 1828 – April 21, 1909) was the eighth Governor of Wisconsin during the American Civil War after the accidental drowning of his predecessor, Louis P. Harvey. Salomo...

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Louis P. Harvey, Governor (1820 - 1862)

Louis Powell Harvey (July 22, 1820 – April 19, 1862) was an American politician and the seventh Governor of Wisconsin. Harvey was born in East Haddam, Connecticut, moving with his family to ...

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Alexander Randall, Governor, U.S. Postmaster General (1819 - 1872)

Alexander Williams Randall (October 31, 1819– July 26, 1872) was a lawyer, judge and politician from Wisconsin. He served as the sixth Governor of Wisconsin from 1858 until 1861. He was instru...

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Arthur MacArthur, Sr., Governor (1815 - 1896)

. Arthur MacArthur, Sr. (January 26, 1815–August 26, 1896) was a Scottish-born lawyer, judge, and politician who served as the fourth Governor of Wisconsin for four days in 1856, in the midst ...

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B. Gen. William A. Barstow (USA), Governor (1813 - 1865)

William Augustus Barstow (September 13, 1813 – December 13, 1865) was the third Governor of Wisconsin and a Union Army General during the American Civil War. Early life Barstow was born in...

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Leonard J. Farwell, Governor (1819 - 1889)

Leonard James Farwell (January 5, 1819 – April 10, 1889) was an American politician and the second Governor of Wisconsin. Farwell was born in Watertown, New York, and moved to Wisconsin in 1...

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Nelson Dewey, Governor (1813 - 1889)

Nelson Dewey (December 19, 1813 – July 21, 1889) was a politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin; he was the first Governor of Wisconsin, serving from 1848 until 1852. Early life Nelson ...

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