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Lawyer, Politician and Judge
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Lawyer, Politician, Senator, Cabinet Officer and Philanthropist
Spiritualist, Social Reformer and Politician
Banker, Politician, Congressman and Railroad Promoter
Lawyer, Judge, Politician and Land Speculator
Politician and Industrialist
Lawyer, Land Speculator and Wisconsin's First Governor
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor
Founder of Earth Day
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