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Brief biography of John Plankinton, a meat packer and businessman.
A Brief Biography of Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson
Wisconsin Civil War Officer
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, 8th Wisconsin Governor
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Governor of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer
Wisconsin Civil War Soldier, U. S. Senator, German-Language Newpaper Editor
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, University of Wisconsin Regent
A Short Biography
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