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Term: Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher 1795 - 1864

Definition:

lawyer, politician, U.S. Senator from N.Y., territorial governor of Wisconsin, b. Chatham, N.Y. He graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. (B.A., 1815), studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1818, and set up a law practice in Poughkeepsie. A Democrat, Tallmadge served several terms in the New York legislature, and two terms as U.S. Senator from New York (Mar. 1833-June 1844). Despite his Democratic political affiliations, Tallmadge was a vigorous critic of Martin Van Buren and John C. Calhoun, and in 1840 was offered the nomination for vice-president as running mate of William Henry Harrison, but declined. In June, 1844, he resigned his senatorship to accept an appointment by President John Tyler as governor of Wisconsin Territory, serving in this capacity until 1845. As territorial governor, Tallmadge urged railroad development, opposed a 21-year naturalization period, and recommended the founding of agricultural societies and schools. After being removed from office with the change of national administration in 1845, he made his home in Fond du Lac for several years, where he had extensive land holdings. He spent his later years in Battle Creek, Mich., where he turned to Spiritualism and devoted his time to writing treatises on the subject. Biog. Dir. Amer. Cong. (1928); Wis. Mag. Hist., 3, 7; Natl. Cyclopaedia Amer. Biog., 12 (1904); C. S. Matteson, Illus. Hist. of Wis. (Milwaukee, 1893); WPA MS; N. P. Tallmadge Papers.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge Papers for details.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

63 records found

Tadych, Albert R. 1932
Tainter, Andrew 1823 - 1899
Tainter, Jeremiah Burnham 1836 - 1920
Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher 1795 - 1864
Talon, Jean, comte d'Orsainville (c.1625-1694)
Talsky, George J. 1899
Tamms, Erwin G. 1931
Tank, Nils Otto 1800 - 1864
Tanner, Herbert Battles 1859 - 1933
Tatum, Arthur Lawrie. 1884 - 1955
Taylor, David 1818 - 1891
Taylor, Horace Adolphus 1837 - 1910
Taylor, Lena C. 1966
Taylor, William Robert 1820 - 1909
Te Winkle, William P. 1954
Teasdale, Howard (1855 - 1936)
Tecumseh, Shawnee War Chief (c.1768-1813)
Tehan, Robert, 1905-1975.
Tenney, Horace Addison 1820 - 1906
Terry, Earle Melvin 1879 - 1929
Terry, Walter E.
Tesmer, Louise M.
Thayer, Eugene Butler 1853 - 1931
Thayer, Jesse B. 1845 - 1910
The Smoker, Ho-Chunk chief
Theno, Daniel U. 1947
Thomas, Ormsby Brunson 1832 - 1904
Thompson, Barbara 1924
Thompson, Carl W. 1914
Thompson, George 1918
Thompson, John C[Ameron] 1872 - 1934
Thompson, Robert M. 1927
Thompson, Tommy G. 1941
Thomson, Alexander Mcdonald 1822 - 1898
Thomson, Vernon W. 1905
Thorp, Joseph G. 1812 - 1895
Thunder, Betsy
Thwaites, Reuben Gold 1853 - 1913
Timlin, William Henry 1852 - 1916
Timme, Ernst Gerhardt 1843 - 1923
Timmerman, Lawrence W. 1910
Tittemore, James Nelson 1864 - 1949
Titus, William Albert 1868 - 1951
Tobiasz, Raymond J. 1916
Tomah, Menominee leader, ca. 1752 - 1818
Towns, Debi 1956
Townsend, John F. 1938
Tracy, Clarissa Tucker 1818 - 1905
Trane, Reuben Nicholas 1886 - 1954
Travis, David M. 1948
Tregoning, Joseph E. 1941
Tremain, Ben 1888
Treutel, Arthur H. 1897
Trever, Albert Augustus 1874 - 1940
Trinke, William F. 1897
Tropman, Peter J. 1944
Tuczynski, Phillip James 1947
Turba, Wilfrid J. 1928
Turneaure, Frederick Eugene 1866 - 1951
Turner, Andrew Jackson 1832 - 1905
Turner, Frederick Jackson 1861 - 1932
Turner, Robert L. 1947
Tweedy, John Hubbard 1814 - 1891

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