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Learn about the lives of your favorite Wisconsin historical figures, from the famous to infamous, and their contributions to our state's history.
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Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.
Land Speculator and Politician
Lawyer, Politician and Judge
Politician and Industrialist
Spiritualist, Social Reformer and Politician
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman
Lawyer, Politician, Senator, Cabinet Officer and Philanthropist
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor
Lawyer, Politician and Governor
Wisconsin's first Methodist Missionary
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