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Term: Farwell, Leonard James 1819 - 1889

Definition:

politician, promoter, businessman, governor, b. Watertown, N.Y. He moved to Lockport, Ill. in 1838 where he established a tin shop and hardware store. In 1840 he moved to Milwaukee and conducted a large wholesale hardware business. He began making large land purchases in the Madison area about 1847, moved there in 1849, and developed the area by erecting mills, building streets, and draining lowlands. To promote settlement of the new capital, he published several pamphlets which he distributed widely on the east coast and abroad. An antislavery Whig, Farwell was state governor (1852-1854), and during his administration the act to abolish capital punishment became law and the state geological survey was instituted. He was a founder of the Wisconsin Natural History Association, and was instrumental in reorganizing the State Historical Society (1854). Farwell was an officer in numerous state and Madison business enterprises, including the Madison Gas Light & Coke Company, the Madison Hydraulic Company, and the Beloit & Madison R.R. Company, but his business ventures were severely crippled in the panic of 1857. After 1854 Farwell was affiliated with the Republican party, and served one term in the state assembly (1860). In 1863 he was appointed to the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C., serving as chief examiner (1863-1870). While in Washington, Farwell was credited with saving the life of Vice-President Andrew Johnson by warning him of a possible attack on the night that President Lincoln was assassinated. In 1870 he moved to Chicago to engage in business, but after suffering heavy losses in the fire of 1871, he moved to Grant City, Mo., where he engaged in banking and real estate enterprises until his death. Wis. Mag. Hist., 31; C. R. Tuttle, Illus. Hist.... Wis. (Boston, 1875);-Wis. Blue Book (1927); J. H. Abbott and L. M. Wilson, comps., Farwell Family (2 vols. [Orange, Tex.] 1929); WPA MS.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of theLeonard J. Farwell Miscellanyfor details.

View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.

[Source: Blue book]

98 records found

Faast, Benjamin F. 1884 - 1948
Fairchild, Col. Cassius (18291868)
Fairchild, Gov. Lucius (1831-1896)
Fairchild, Hiram Orlando 1845 - 1925
Fairchild, Jairus Cassius 1801 - 1862
Fairchild, Thomas E. 1912
Falge, Louis 1861 - 1918
Falk, Franz Lorenz 1824 - 1882
Falk, Harold Sands 1883 - 1957
Fallows, Samuel 1835 - 1922
Farley, Chris 1964 - 1997
Farnsworth, William 1796 - 1860
Farrar, Charles Samuel 1826 - 1903
Farrington, Edward Holyoke 1860 - 1934
Farrow, Margaret A. 1934
Farwell, Leonard James 1819 - 1889
Fassett, Norman Carter 1900 - 1954
Father Solanus Casey (1870 - 1957)
Favill, Stephen 1823 - 1906
Faville, John 1847 - 1927
Favre, Brett Lorenzo, 1969 -
Feinberg, Milton
Feingold, Russell D. 1953
Felder, Emma 1927 - 2008
Fenenga, Melmon Jacob 1858 - 1933
Ferber, Edna, 1885-1968
Fergus, Scott C. 1955
Ferrall, R. Michael 1936
Ferry, George Bowman 1851 - 1918
Fiedler, Otho August 1873 - 1948
Fields, Daniel B. 1952
Fifield, Samuel S. 1839 - 1915
Fillmore, John Comfort 1843 - 1898
Finch, Asahel Jr. 1809 - 1883
Fink, Albert 1867 - 1950
Finney, Frederick Norton 1832 - 1916
Finns in Wisconsin
Fire Nation
Fischer, Daniel 1952
Fish, Carl Russell 1876 - 1932
Fish, Irving Andrews 1881 - 1948
Fish, Ody J., 1925 --
Fisk, Theodore 1859 -
Fitch, Charles W. 1819 - 1899
Fitch, Grant 1859 - 1940
Fitzgerald, Jeff 1966
Fitzgerald, Scott L. 1963
Five Nations Confederacy
Flannigan, Allen J. 1909
Flemish Bastard
Flintrop, Richard A. 1945
Flynn, Gerald T. 1910
Flynn, James T. 1944
Fogo, William Montgomery 1841 - 1903
Folle Avoines, Fol Avoine, Folle Avoine
Fontanne, Lynn 1887 - 1983
Ford, Winifred 1876 - 1957
Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833.
Fortis, Louis G. 1947
Foster, Carlton 1826 - 1901
Foster, Edward Augustus 1829 - 1902
Foster, Nathaniel Caldwell 1834 - 1923
Foti, Steven M. 1958
Four Legs, Ho-Chunk chief, dates unverified
Fourier, Charles, 1772-1837
Fowler, Chester Almeron 1862 - 1948
Fox Indians
Fox, Albert Charles 1878 - 1934
Fox, Thomas P. 1946
Frackelton, Susan, 1848 - 1932
Frame, Andrew Jay 1844 - 1932
Frank, Glenn 1887 - 1940
Frank, Kurt A. 1945
Frank, Louis Frederick 1857 - 1918
Frank, Michael 1804 - 1894
Frankfurth, William 1829 - 1891
Franks, Jacob 1760 - 1840
Fraser, Thomas 1820 - 1893
Fratney, Frederick 1815 - 1855
Frear, James Archibald 1861 - 1939
Freehoff, William Adolph 1889 - 1950
Freese, Stephen J. 1960
Freethinkers in Wisconsin
French in Wisconsin
Frey, Frank Jacob 1859 - 1937
Frick, William Keller 1850 - 1918
Friedman, Oliver Albert 1893 - 1957
Friend, Jacob Elias 1857 - 1912
Frisby, Leander Franklin 1825 - 1889
Friske, Donald 1961
Fritschel, Herman Lawrence 1869 - 1957
Froehlich, Harold V. 1932
Frost, William Dodge 1867 - 1957
Fry, Rupert F. 1871 - 1935
Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850
Fuller, Oliver Clyde 1860 - 1942
Fullsavoines
Fusseder, Francis 1825 - 1888

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