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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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Father of the Social Security Act
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Wisconsin Secretary of State, Newspaper Publisher
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Governor of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Governor's Guard
Brief biography of Cyrus Hall McCormick
Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Congressional Medal of Honor, Spanish-American War Soldier,
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 15th Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Congressman
Brief biography of University of Wisconsin chemistry and natural history professor, Ezra Slocum Carr.
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