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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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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Medal of Honor Recipient
Author, Diplomat, Editor and Professor
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Lumberman, Businessman, Politician, Educator and Philanthropist
Politician and Industrialist
Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politican, "War Democrat", U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador
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