Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Babcock, Joseph Weeks 1850 - 1909
businessman, politician, Congressman, b. Swanton, Vt. In 1855 his family moved to Butler County, Iowa; he attended school there, at Cedar Falls, and for a brief time at Cornell College. He began his business career in his father's lumberyard in Iowa, and in 1881 moved to Necedah. He amassed a fortune during the 17 years he was manager and secretary for the Necedah Lumber Co., one of the largest in the Northwest. He served as president of the village of Necedah, and was a member of the state assembly (1889-1892) holding the position of chairman of the committee on corporations. In 1892 he was elected to Congress on the Republican ticket from the 3rd Wisconsin district, and served until 1907. During those years he was a member of the Committee on the District of Columbia and for 12 years its chairman, a member (and chairman 1899-1907) of the House Ways and Means Committee, and a member of the national Republican congressional campaign committee (chairman 1894-1904). Beginning in 1894, he gained prominence by successfully managing six consecutive national Republican campaigns. In 1900 he was instrumental in securing Robert M. La Follette's (q.v.) election as governor of Wisconsin, but in 1902 he broke with La Follette, who four years later helped bring about Babcock's defeat for re-election. Dict. Amer. Biog.; Milwaukee Sentinel, Apr. 27, 1909; Vermonter, 7 (1902).
The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Joseph Weeks Babcock Papers for details.
View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.
[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
38 records found
Aaron [origin of place name]
Adams, Charles Kendall 1835 - 1902
Babcock, Joseph Weeks 1850 - 1909
Babcock, Stephen Moulton 1843 - 1931
Bravo, Ellen Leslie b. March 25th, 1944
Broydrick, William B. 1948
Brunet, Jean 1791 - 1877
Cayuga [origin of place name]
Chapple, John Crockett 1876 - 1946
Cornelia, Grant Co.
Cornell [origin of place name]
Cornell, Chippewa Co.
Cornell, Robert J. 1919
Duggar, Benjamin Minge 1872 - 1956
Eschweiler, Alexander Chadbourne 1865 - 1940
Fairchild, Thomas E. 1912
Ganfield, William Arthur 1873 - 1940
Gelatt, Roland Bernard 1856 - 1917
Gruszynski, Stan 1949
Harper, Cornelius Allen 1864 - 1951
Henry, William Arnon 1850 - 1932
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
King, Franklin Hiram 1848 - 1911
Kohler, Ruth Miriam [De Young] 1906 - 1953
Mack, John Givan Davis 1867 - 1924
Mead, Daniel Webster 1862 - 1948
O'Shea, Michael Vincent 1866 - 1932
Putnam, Henry Cleveland 1832 - 1912
Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005
Reuss, Henry S. 1912-2002
Ross, Edward Allsworth 1866 - 1951
Slichter, Charles Sumner 1864 - 1946
Snow, Benjamin Warner 1860 - 1928
Soik, Nile W. 1923
Turneaure, Frederick Eugene 1866 - 1951
Van Kooy, Cornelia 1885 - 1945
Whitbeck, Ray Hughes 1871 - 1939
Wilcox, Roy Porter 1873 - 1946