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Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Author, Economist and Social Critic
Lawyer, Land Speculator and Wisconsin's First Governor
Artist and Author
Author and Publisher
Civil War Mascot, 8th Wisconsin Infantry
Indian Sachem and Leader
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Sheriff
Canadian Clergyman, Missionary and Con Artist
Wisconsin Civil War Office, Wisconsin Registrar of Lands
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