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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]

68 records found

Jackamonis, Ed G. 1939
Jackson, James Albert 1840 - 1921
Jackson, Joseph 1812 - 1881
Jackson, Jr., Robert L. 1936
Jackson, Mortimer Melville 1809 - 1889
Jacobs, Herbert Henry 1864 - 1948
Jacobs, William Henry 1831 - 1882
Jahnke, Franklin M. 1900
James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952
James, Edwin, 1797-1861 
Janssen, Edward H. 1815 - 1877
Jaronitzky, June 1938
Jarreau, Al 1940 -
Jastrow, Joseph 1863 - 1944
Jauch, Robert 1945
Jefferson, Thomas (descendants in Wisconsin)
Jeffery, Thomas B. 1845 - 1910
Jenkins, James Graham 1834 - 1921
Jenkins, John James 1843 - 1911
Jens, Salome 1935 -
Jensen, Scott R. 1960
Jeskewitz, Suzanne 1942
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Jews in Wisconsin
Jogues, Fr. Isaac, 1607-1646
Johnson, Alfred Stanley, jr. 1863 - 1932
Johnson, Burdette Jay 1826 - 1902
Johnson, Daniel Harris 1825 - 1900
Johnson, Gary K. 1939
Johnson, Jay W. 1943
Johnson, John Anders 1832 - 1901
Johnson, John, dates unverified
Johnson, Lawrence H. 1908
Johnson, Lester R. 1901
Johnson, Raymond C. 1936
Johnson, Robert I. 1928
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1833 - 1919
Johnson, Warren S. 1847 - 1911
Johnson, William A. 1922
Johnsrud, Duwayne 1943
Johnston, Kirsten 1967 -
Johnston, Robert Alexander 1846 - 1907
Johnston, Robert G. 1957
Johnston, Rod
Joliet, Louis
Jolliet, Louis 1645 - 1700
Jonas, Charles 1840 - 1896
Jones, Benjamin 1795 - 1881
Jones, Burr W. 1846 - 1935
Jones, Chester Lloyd 1881 - 1941
Jones, George W. (1853 - 1935)
Jones, George Wallace 1804 - 1896
Jones, Granville Duane 1856 - 1924
Jones, James Monroe 1824 - 1898
Jones, Jenkin Lloyd 1843 - 1918
Jones, John Reynolds (1851 - 1928)
Jones, Joseph E. 1914
Jones, Lewis Ralph 1864 - 1945
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
Jones, Nellie [Sawyer] Kedzie 1858 - 1956
Jones, William Arthur 1844 - 1912
Joss, Addie 1880 - 1911
Juday, Chancey 1871 - 1944
Judd, Truman H. 1817 - 1884
Juneau, Solomon 1793 - 1856
Jung, Phillip 1845 - 1911
Junkermann, Otto C.
Jussen, Edmund 1830-1891

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