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Term: Paul, George Howard 1826 - 1890

Definition:

newspaperman, politician, businessman, b. Danville, Caledonia County, Vt. He graduated from the Univ. of Vermont (B.A., 1847) and attended Harvard Law School for a short time. He did newspaper work and engaged in local politics in Vermont, but his business ventures were not successful and in 1851 he moved to Wisconsin to escape his creditors. Settling in Kenosha, he purchased the Kenosha Democrat, which he published from 1851 to 1854, and also held local political offices, including the postmastership under appointment from presidents Pierce and Buchanan. When the Republicans were victorious in the 1860 election, Paul moved to New York where he worked briefly for the N.Y. Daily News (1861). Returning to Wisconsin the same year, he joined the editorial staff of the Milwaukee Daily News. In 1862 with the financial backing of Alexander Mitchell (q.v.), Paul and J. M. Lyon purchased the paper, and after Lyon's death in 1870 Paul organized the Milwaukee News Publishing Co., serving as president from 1870 to 1874. As editor of this powerful newspaper (1861-1874), Paul rose rapidly to a position of power in state Democratic politics. He was a delegate to many national conventions, served on the national executive committee of the party (1864- 1868, 1872-1876), and was chairman of the state democratic executive committee (1872-1874). In the latter capacity he was the chief architect of the Democratic-Granger coalition (Reform party), which secured the election of William R. Taylor to the governorship in 1873. Although Paul was known as a "railroad" man, he and Governor Taylor were forced to uphold the Potter Law (regulating railroad rates) when the law was challenged by Alexander Mitchell. Paul was appointed to the railroad commission and, fearing the loss of railroad support, worked out a compromise with Mitchell. Despite these precautions the reform coalition was defeated in the 1875 election and the Potter Law was repealed. Nevertheless, Paul's reconciliation with Mitchell insured his political future. He was Democratic state senator from Milwaukee (1878-1881), and with Mitchell's backing established the Milwaukee Cement Co. in 1875. Paul was a regent of the Univ. of Wisconsin (1874-1877, 1879-1890) and served for several years as president of the regents. In this capacity he helped secure greater state support for the university and did important work in freeing the institution from political control. He was postmaster of Milwaukee (1885-1889). In 1889 he became involved in disputes with his former associates over the Milwaukee Cement Co., was defeated in a court case, and moved to Kansas City where he died a few months later. E. J. Paul, comp., Ancestry of K. C. Paul (Milwaukee, 1914); [F. A. Flower], Hist. of Milwaukee (Chicago, 1881); J. G. Gregory, Hist. of Milwaukee (4 vols., Chicago, 1931); G. H. Paul Papers.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the George H. Paul Papers for details.

View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

159 records found

Abrahamson, Shirley S. 1933
Adventists in Wisconsin
Alfonsi, Paul R. 1908
Anderson, John 1872 - 1929
Appleton [brief history]
Ashley, William Bliss 1811 - 1893
Azim, Jr., James N. 1936
Babe (logging)
Baran, Felix 1870 - 1942
Barron, Michael J. 1933
Bayfield County [origin of place name]
Berigan, Bernard R. "Bunny" (1908-1942)(Historic M
Berigan, Bunny 1908 - 1942
Black River Falls [brief history]
Black River pinery
Black River Valley (Historic Marker Erected 1976)
Boche, Robert M. 1921
Borup, Charles Williamwulff 1806 - 1859
Britt, Oren E. 1826 - 1901
Brockhausen, Frederick Carl Jr. 1858 - 1929
Brunson, Alfred 1793 - 1882
Bunyan, Paul
Burnham, George 1816 - 1889
Burnham, Jonathan Levi 1818 - 1891
Butler, Henry Sigourney 1854 - 1938
Butte des Morts Lake, Little [origin of place name
Campbell, James 1814 - 1883
Carpenter, Matthew Hale [B. "Carpenter","Decatur M
Carver Grant
Cary, John Watson 1817 - 1895
Chadbourne, Paul Ansel 1823 - 1883
Civil War: 25th Infantry
Colnik, Cyril 1871 - 1958
Creviere, Marie Schmitt, 1924 - 2002
Creviere, Paul John, Sr. 1924 - 2008
Crocker, Hans 1815 - 1889
Dailey, Jr., Paul 1915
Davidson, William Fuson ["Commodore"] 1825 - 1887
Desmond, Humphrey Joseph 1858 - 1932
Dousman, Hercules Louis 1800 - 1868
Earling, Albert John 1848 - 1925
Eastman, George Burden 1811 - 1892
Edgerton Art Clay Works (1892-1899)
Edgerton, Benjamin Hyde 1811 - 1886
Faast, Benjamin F. 1884 - 1948
Fallows, Samuel 1835 - 1922
Falls of St. Anthony
Father Solanus Casey (1870 - 1957)
Feingold, Russell D. 1953
Finney, Frederick Norton 1832 - 1916
Fort Snelling
Fox Wars (ca. 1710-1740)
Glover, Arthur James 1873 - 1949
Gordon, Philip 1886 - 1948
Grignon, Augustin, 1780-1860.
Grignon, Pierre Sr. 1740 - 1795
Grottkau, Paul 1846 - 1898
Grover, Herbert J. 1937
Hamilton, Leo Richard 1927
Harsdorf, Sheila E. 1956
Haugh, Paul 1896
Hebl, Tom 1945
Hengell, Henry Charles 1877 - 1937
Hiles, George 1825 - 1896
Holton, Edward Dwight 1815 - 1892
Howe, James Henry 1827 - 1893
Husting, Paul Oscar Adolph 1866 - 1917
Irvine, Thomas 1841 - 1930
Jesuits
Keep, Albert 1826 - 1907
Kruger [origin of place name]
La Crosse, La Crosse Co.
La Follette, Robert Marion Sr. 1855 - 1925
La Ronde, Louis Denis De 1675 - 1741
Lake Superior [origin of place name]
Lancaster [brief history]
Langenberg, Conrad (1830-1899)
Lawler, John 1832 - 1891
Layton, Frederick 1827 - 1919
Le Jeune, Fr. Paul, 1591-1664
Le Sueur, Pierre 1657 - 1705
Lenroot, Irvine Luther 1869 - 1949
Lester, Charles Stanley 1846 - 1913
Levalley, Christopher Warren 1833 - 1918
Loucks, Steven 1961
Lucey, Patrick J. 1918
Luedtke, Paul A. 1888
Mabel Tainter Memorial (Historic Marker Erected 19
Marin, Paul, 1692-1753
Marks, Solon 1827 - 1914
Mcdill, John Rich 1860 - 1934
Melms, Edmund [Ludwig Robert Paul) Theodore 1874 -
Merrill Park (Historic Marker Erected 1997)
Merrill [brief history]
Merrill [origin of place name]
Merrill, Sherburn Sanborn 1818 - 1885
Miller, Andrew Galbraith 1801 - 1874
Miller, Roswell 1843 - 1913
Milwaukee & Horicon Railroad
Milwaukee County's First Airport (Historic Marker
Milwaukee Downer College (Historic Marker Erected
Minahan, Robert Emmet 1858 - 1935
Mitchell, Alexander 1817 - 1887
Mix, Edward Townsend 1831 - 1890
Mohrsville [origin of place name]
Murray, Reid Fred 1887 - 1952
Myrick, Nathan 1822 - 1903
Nash, Charles W. 1864 - 1948
National Women's Party
Neshonoc [origin of place name]
Nieman, Lucius William 1857 - 1935
Norse Pottery (1903-1913)
Oconomowoc [brief history]
Offner, Paul 1942
Onalaska [brief history]
Owen, William E. 1888
Paul, George Howard 1826 - 1890
Paul, Les 1915 - 2009
Paulson, David E. 1931
Pewaukee [brief history]
Philipp, Emanuel Lorenz 1861 - 1925
Price, William Thompson 1824 - 1886
Quick, William F. 1909
Ragueneau, Fr. Paul, 1608-1680
railroad disasters in Wisconsin
Reformed Churches in Wisconsin
Reinsch, Paul Samuel 1869 - 1923
Rhoades, Kitty 1951
Rhode, Paul Peter 1871 - 1945
Richardsonian Romanesque revival (architecture)
Robinson, Charles D. 1822 - 1886
Rolette, [Jean] Joseph 1781 - 1842
Ryan, Paul 1970
Saint John's Infirmary (Historic Marker Erected 19
Schilling, Robert 1843 - 1922
Schmidt, Gary J. 1947
Shepard, Eugene S. 1854 - 1923
Sicula, Paul E. 1939
Slichter, Charles Sumner 1864 - 1946
Soglin, Paul, 1945 -
Spaulding, Jackson Co.
St. Anthony, Falls of
St. Peters
Stambaugh, Samuel C.
Stevens Point, Portage Co.
Sturtevant, John Loomis 1865 - 1939
Swedes in Wisconsin
Taylor, William Robert 1820 - 1909
The Upper Mississippi (Historic Marker Erected 198
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1622-1699
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1700-1749
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1750-1783
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
Ville-Marie
Warren, Robert W. 1925
Watertown [brief history]
Wells, Daniel Jr. 1808 - 1902
Weyerhaeuser, Frederick 1834 - 1914
Wisconsin's First Home-Built Flying Machine (Histo

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