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Term: Lamoreux, Silas Wright 1843 - 1909

Definition: lawyer, judge, politician, industrialist, b. Lenox, N.Y. He settled in Plover in 1852 and later in Mayville. A Democrat, he served one term in the Wisconsin Assembly (1872), was district attorney (1873-1875), and county judge for Dodge County (1877-1893). He served (1893-1897) as U.S. Land Commissioner in Cleveland's second administration, an appointment that aroused a political furor because of his pineland activities with William F. Vilas (q.v.). He founded the Exchange Bank of Mayville, and owned the controlling interest in the Beaver Dam Malleable Iron Plant. Hist. of Dodge Co. (Chicago, 1880); H. B. Hubbell, Dodge Co. (2 vols., Chicago, 1913); Milwaukee Free Press, Aug. 6, 1909; H. S. Merrill, Vilas (Madison, 1954).

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Lamoreux, Silas Wright 1843 - 1909

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