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Term: Chase, Warren 1813 - 1891

Definition:

spiritualist, social reformer, politician, b. Pittsfield, N.H. His parents died when he was a child and he became a ward of the village. Although "bound out" for his keep, he managed to secure some education. He moved west to Monroe, Mich., in 1834, and in 1838 moved to Wisconsin, settling in Southport (Kenosha) where he became interested in the study of spiritualism. Throughout his life he opposed organized Christianity, and in Southport became interested in the theories of Fourier. In 1843 and 1844 he was a leader of the Southport discussion group that formed the Wisconsin Phalanx. In 1844 he moved with the Phalanx to the chosen site of its new community, Ceresco (now part of Ripon), where he was one of the leaders of this financially successful Fourierist experiment until its dissolution in 1850. He carried his reformist theories actively into politics, serving as a member of the constitutional conventions of 1846 and 1847-1848, a Democratic member of the state senate (1848-1849), and the unsuccessful Free Soil candidate for governor (1849). In politics, he opposed political inequalities based on discrimination due to race, sex, or religion, and argued against capital punishment and the transfer of public lands to private ownership. For the rest of his life he was active in the abolitionist, feminist, and temperance movements, and earned his living chiefly by lecturing on spiritualism. Continuing his residence in Ceresco after dissolution of the Phalanx, he was instrumental in establishing the lyceum of Ripon (1850) and Brockway College (1851), which became the basis of Ripon College. In 1853 he left Wisconsin and lived successively in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, and California. He was presidential elector for Horace Greeley (1872) and served in the California senate (1879-1882). He was the author of two autobiographies, as well as a book on slavery and several pamphlets. Wis. Mag. Hist., 19; Proc. State Hist. Soc. Wis., 1902 (1903); WPA MS; [W. Chase], Life-Line (Boston, 1886).

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Warren Chase Papers for details.

View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

194 records found

"Kissel" (Historic Marker)
Aikens, Andrew Jackson 1830 - 1909
Albion Academy (Historic Marker)
Allen, Hiram Storrs 1806 - 1886
Allis, Edward Phelps 1824 - 1889
Andrews, Frank Edmund 1874 - 1947
Antes, Robert Manning 1863 - 1949
Appleby, John Francis 1840 - 1917
Atkinson, Percy C[Hristopherson] 1867 - 1941
Atwood, David 1815 - 1889
Barron, Henry Danforth 1833 - 1882
Beloit [brief history]
Birthplace of GTE (Historic Marker Erected 1980)
Black Hawk 1767 - 1838
Black Hawk War (1832)
Blanchard, Alvin 1830 - 1910
Blaska, Jerome L. 1919 - 2000
Blatz, Valentin 1826 - 1894
Bliss, Howard Festes 1844 - 1919
Booth, Charles Asa 1840 - 1913
Borcherdt, Frederick 1811 - 1877
Brand, Sebastian 1830 - 1908
Buckstaff, John Jr. 1823 - 1900
Butte des Morts, Lake [origin of place name]
Camp Randall
Camp Randall (Historic Marker Erected 1961)
Camp Williams (military installation)
Case, Jerome Increase 1819 - 1891
Ceresco
Ceresco (Historic Marker Erected 1972)
Ceresco [origin of place name]
Chapman, Chandler Pease 1844 - 1897
Chase, Enoch 1809 - 1892
Chase, Oconto Co.
Chase, Town of, Oconto Co.
Chase, Town of, Trempealeau Co.
Chase, Warren 1813 - 1891
Chaseburg [origin of place name]
Chaseburg, Vernon Co.
Chaseburg, Village of, Vernon Co.
Chief Waupaca (Historic Marker Erected 1957)
Civil War: draft riots (1862)
Cochran, Joseph William 1842 - 1914
Colby, Gardner 1810 - 1879
Cole, Harry Ellsworth 1861 - 1928
Conrad, William Harrison 1888 - 1951
Coon, Frederick William 1850 - 1919
Cramer, William Edward 1817 - 1905
Cranberry Culture (Historic Marker Erected 1958)
Crandall, George Humphrey 1869 - 1938
Crawford, George 1849 - 1927
Creviere, Paul John, Sr. 1924 - 2008
Cudahy [brief history]
Cudahy, Patrick 1849 - 1919
Darlington [origin of place name]
De Neveu Lake [origin of place name]
Delavan's Circus Colony (Historic Marker Erected 1
Denmark (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Densmore, James 1820 - 1889
Dewey, Nelson 1813 - 1889
Downtown Sheboygan Falls Historic District (Histor
Dubay [Dube), John Baptiste 1810 - 1887
Dugdale, Robert Iliff 1868 - 1956
Edgerton Art Clay Works (1892-1899)
Eldred, Anson 1820 - 1895
Farwell, Leonard James 1819 - 1889
Ferry, George Bowman 1851 - 1918
Finns in Wisconsin
First African American Church Built in Wisconsin (
First Swedish Settlers in Wisconsin (Historic Mark
First [sic] Workers' Compensation Law (Historic M
Fort Howard, Brown Co.
Foster, Carlton 1826 - 1901
Foster, Edward Augustus 1829 - 1902
Gale, George 1816 - 1868
General Mitchell Field (Historic Marker Erected 19
Goodland, Walter Samuel 1862 - 1947
Grignon, Augustin, 1780-1860.
Grignon, Pierre Sr. 1740 - 1795
Haas, Carl De 1816 - 1875
Harnischfeger, Henry 1855 - 1930
Hazeltine [Haseltine], Ira Sherwin 1821 - 1899
Hines, Edward 1863 - 1931
Holocaust Survivors in Wisconsin
How-Beckman Mill (Historic Marker Erected 1997)
Hulst, Nelson Powell 1842 - 1923
Hunter, Jeffrey 1926 - 1969
Hyer, George 1819 - 1872
Ihde, Herman 1877 - 1943
Indian agents
Irvine, William 1851 - 1927
Jeffery, Thomas B. 1845 - 1910
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
John F. Deitz: "Battle of Cameron Dam" (Historic M
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1833 - 1919
Jones, Benjamin 1795 - 1881
Jones, William Arthur 1844 - 1912
Jung, Phillip 1845 - 1911
Kaczmarek, Jane
Kaukauna [brief history]
Kewaunee Gold Excitement
Kickbush, August 1828 - 1901
Kilbourn, Byron 1801 - 1870
Kilgore, Damon Y[Oung?] 1827 - 1888
Knapp, John Holly [Jr.] 1825 - 1888
Kuypers, John Anton 1869 - 1940
land office
Lange, Louie Augustus 1854 - 1917
Laona School Forest (Historic Marker Erected 1975)
Lawson, Alfred W. (1869 - 1954)
Mapes, David Parshall 1798 - 1890
Martin, Morgan Lewis 1805 - 1887
Maxfield, John B. (1818-1906)
Mcglachlin, Edward 1840 - 1931
Medford [origin of place name]
Merrill Park (Historic Marker Erected 1997)
Miller, Frederick 1824 - 1888
Milwaukee & Horicon Railroad
Milwaukee County's First Airport (Historic Marker
Milwaukee Downer College (Historic Marker Erected
Mirro Aluminum Company
Monona [brief history]
Moore, Benjamin Franklin 1819 - 1904
Nash, William Francis 1847 - 1916
National Soldiers' Home (Historic Marker Erected 1
Neenah, Winnebago Co.
New Glarus (Historic Marker Erected 1962)
Nicolet National Forest (Historic Marker Erected 1
Nieman, Lucius William 1857 - 1935
Noonan, Josiah A. 1813 - 1882
Norse Pottery (1903-1913)
Oschwald, Ambrose 1801 - 1873
Pabst, Frederick, Captain (1836-1904) (Historic Ma
paper industry in Wisconsin
Paul, George Howard 1826 - 1890
Peck, George Wilbur 1840 - 1916
Pfister, Charles [Frederick] 1859 - 1927
Pleasant Ridge African American Community (Histori
Porlier, Jacques 1765 - 1839
potatoes
Pre-exemption Law (1841)
Quinney, John W. 1797 - 1855
Ringling [Rungeling], Albert 1852 - 1916
Roche-A-Cri State Park (Historic Marker Erected 19
Roethe, Henry Edgar 1866 - 1939
Rublee, Horace 1829 - 1896
S.S. Badger (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Schlesinger, Ferdinand 1851 - 1921
Schlitz, Joseph 1831 - 1875
Scott, Thomas B. 1829 - 1886
Sherman, Benjamin Franklin 1836 - 1915
Sholes, Charles Clark 1816 - 1867
Simmons, Zalmon Gilbert 1828 - 1910
Sinking of the Lady Elgin (Historic Marker Erected
Snell, Mariette Huntly
soft (money)
South Chase, Oconto Co.
Stanley, Lemuel Castle 1828 - 1909
Starbuck, Frank Washburn 1845 - 1929
Stoughton [brief history]
Stoughton [origin of place name]
Sturtevant, John Loomis 1865 - 1939
Tank, Nils Otto 1800 - 1864
Tenney, Horace Addison 1820 - 1906
The "Dinky" (Historic Marker Erected 1989)
The Alexander Noble House (Historic Marker Erected
The McCoy Farmhouse (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
The Oldest Lutheran Church in Wisconsin (Historic
The Raube Road Site (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
The Sand Counties-Aldo Leopold Territory (Historic
Third Lake Passage (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Usher, Ellis Baker 1852 - 1931
Utley, William L. 1814 - 1887
Van Meter, Abraham Chenoweth ["Abe C."] 1842 - 189
Village of Neshonoc (Historic Marker Erected 1997)
Village of Waucoma (Historic Marker Erected 1996)
Warner, Arthur Pratt 1870 - 1957
Wertheimer, Monroe A. 1863 - 1939
West, Edward 1818 - 1903
Weyerhaeuser, Frederick 1834 - 1914
White Pines (Historic Marker Erected 1976)
White, Philo 1796 - 1883
Whitewater, Walworth Co.
Whiting, George Albert 1849 - 1930
Wilder, Amos Parker 1862 - 1936
Wisconsin Military Reservation (Historic Marker Er
Wisconsin State Fair Park (Historic Marker Erected
Wisconsin's Luxembourgers (Historic Marker Erected
Wolf, William Henry 1828 - 1901
Woodman, Cyrus 1814 - 1889
Yankees in Wisconsin
Youmans, Henry Mott 1851 - 1931

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