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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, University of Wisconsin Regent
Pioneer Fur Trader
Last Known Female Ho-Chunk Chief
Pioneer in Home Economics
Wisconsin Civil War Office, Wisconsin Registrar of Lands
Last Socialist to Run a Major American City
Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.
Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, 8th Wisconsin Governor
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