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Fur Trader and Murderer
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Governor of Wisconsin
The Spiritual Father of Social Security
Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
Poet and Temperance Advocate
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Medal of Honor Recipient
Conservationist, Preservationist and Writer
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