Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Finch, Asahel Jr. 1809 - 1883
lawyer, b. Genoa, N.Y. He moved to Adrian, Mich., in 1830 where he studied law, was admitted to the Michigan bar, and served one term in the Michigan legislature (1837). In 1839 he moved to Milwaukee where he practiced law until his death. He was a member of the Territorial Liberty Association, organized in 1842 to oppose slavery, and aided the escape of a fugitive slave to. Canada in that year. In 1867 he was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of Milwaukee. He was an early promoter of the Milwaukee and Mississippi R.R. and was active in connection with the short-lived Wisconsin Temperance Journal. J. R. Berryman, ed., Bench and Bar of Wis. (2 vols., Chicago, 1898); J. G. Gregory, Hist. of Milwaukee (4 vols., Chicago, 1931); Milwaukee Evening Wis., Apr. 4, 1883.
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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
17 records found
Booth, Sherman Miller 1812 - 1904
Cole, Orsamus 1819 - 1903
Crawford, Samuel 1820 - 1861
Dixon, Luther Swift 1825 - 1891
Doolittle, James Rood 1815 - 1897
Finch, Asahel Jr. 1809 - 1883
Fugitive Slave Act
Howe, Timothy Otis 1816 - 1883
Miller, Andrew Galbraith 1801 - 1874
Paine, Byron 1827 - 1871
Paine, Col. Halbert E. (1826-1905)
Ryan, Edward George 1810 - 1880
Sinking of the Lady Elgin (Historic Marker Erected
Smith, Abram Daniel 1811 - 1865
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Whiton, Edward Vernon 1805 - 1859