Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'temperance'
Term: Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Definition: teacher, educator, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt. He graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A., 1828), and Andover Theological Seminary (1833). He taught at Marietta Collegiate Institute in Ohio (1833-1838), and while in Ohio was one of a board of educators who urged the legislature to establish a common school system in that state. In 1838 Jewett founded the Judson Female Institute in Marion, Ala., which became one of the most successful girls' schools in the South. Returning to the North in 1855, he purchased a seminary from Matthew Vassar in 1856, and persuaded Vassar to back the founding of a woman's college. The charter for Vassar College was granted in 1861, and Jewett served as president of the new institution (1861-1864). In 1867 he moved to Milwaukee where he became co-partner in the coffee and spice wholesaling firm of Jewett and Sherman. He spent the remainder of his life in Wisconsin, and served as commissioner of public schools for Milwaukee, and chairman of the city board of health. He was also a trustee of Milwaukee Female College, president of the State Temperance Society, and chairman of the board of visitors of the Univ. of Wisconsin. Dict. Amer., Biog.; [F. A. Flower], Hist. of Milwaukee (Chicago, 1881); Chicago Tribune, June 10, 1882.
[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
36 records found
Ager, Waldemar Theodor 1869 - 1941
Arena, Iowa Co.
Arena, Village of, Iowa Co.
Barry, Alfred Constantine 1815 - 1888
Bond Law (temperance)
Booth, Sherman Miller 1812 - 1904
Brown, Emma, 1827-1889
Brown, Thurlow Weed 1819 - 1866
Buslett, Ole Amundsen 1855 - 1924
Chafin, Eugene Wilder 1852 - 1920
Chase, Warren 1813 - 1891
Chynoweth, Edna Phillips, 1852-1950
Delavan [origin of place name]
Durkee, Charles 1805 - 1870
Dwinnell, Soloman Ashley 1812 - 1879
English immigrants in Wisconsin
Fallows, Samuel 1835 - 1922
Finch, Asahel Jr. 1809 - 1883
Footville, Village of, Rock Co.
Frank, Michael 1804 - 1894
Hastings, Samuel Dexter 1816 - 1903
Jamestown, Grant Co.
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Kellogg, Amherst Willoughby 1829 - 1923
La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
Mazomanie (Historic Marker Erected 1996)
temperance movement in Wisconsin
Upham, Don Alonzo Joshua 1809 - 1877
Village of Dover (Historic Marker Erected 1953)
Walworth County [origin of place name]
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler 1850 - 1919
Woman's Christian Temperance Union