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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor
Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Wisconsin Civil War Soldier, U. S. Senator, German-Language Newpaper Editor
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, University of Wisconsin Regent
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