Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: Keyword: 'fugitive slave law'
Term: Crawford, Samuel 1820 - 1861
lawyer, judge, b. Ballibay, Ireland. He migrated to the U.S. (1840), settling in Orange County, N.Y. In 1841 he moved to Galena, Ill., studied law, and was admitted to the bar (1844). During the same year he moved to Mineral Point where he practiced law until 1853. He was associate justice of the state supreme court (1853-1855), but was defeated for re-election due to his support of the fugitive slave act in the Sherman Booth (q.v.) case. J. B. Winslow, Story of a Great Court (Chicago, 1912); E. B. Usher, Wis. (8 vols., Chicago, 1914); Wis. Reports, 123 (1905), pp. xxxi-xxxiii; WPA MS.
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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