Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Reed, George 1807 - 1883
railroad promoter, businessman, lawyer, politician, b. Middlesex County, Mass. He was the brother of Curtis Reed (q.v.) and Harrison Reed (q.v.). He attended Middlebury College in Vermont, and studied law in Rutland. In 1834 he moved to Milwaukee, where he was joined in 1835 by his parents and brothers. He soon moved to the town of Summit, Waukesha County, where he farmed for several years. He was a delegate to the first (unsuccessful) state constitutional convention (1846), and represented Waukesha County in the lower house of the territorial legislature (1847-1848). In 1850 he moved to Manitowoc, where he served for several years as county judge. A Democrat, Reed was state senator (1865-1870). After moving to Manitowoc, he spent most of his time promoting numerous embryonic railroads designed to bind that city to the rest of the state; chief among these lines were the Manitowoc and Mississippi, and the Manitowoc and Menasha. Reed was also the chief promoter of the Wisconsin Central R.R. He was killed in the Newhall House fire in Milwaukee. R. L. Martin, Hist. of Wis. Central (Boston, 1941); M. M. Quaife, ed., Convention of 1846 (Madison, 1919); Milwaukee Telegraph, Feb. 25, 1883; WPA MS.
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39 records found
badger [origin of name]
Burnham, George 1816 - 1889
Burnham, Jonathan Levi 1818 - 1891
Button, Henry Harrison 1818 - 1890
Catlin, John 1803 - 1874
Chapman, Silas 1813 - 1899
Chickamauga, Battle of
Conrad, William Harrison 1888 - 1951
Earnest, James Harrison 1818 - 1900
Harrison, Calumet Co.
Harrison, Lincoln Co.
Harrison, Mark Robert 1819 - 1894
Harrison, Town of, Burnett Co.
Harrison, Town of, Calumet Co.
Harrison, Town of, Grant Co.
Harrison, Town of, Lincoln Co.
Harrison, Town of, Marathon Co.
Harrison, Town of, Waupaca Co.
Hobart, Col. Harrison C. (1815-1902)
Lima, Town of, Calumet Co.
Ludington, Harrison 1812 - 1891
Ludington, Nelson 1818 - 1883
Madison, Dane Co.
Neenah, Winnebago Co.
Port Washington [brief history]
Reaume, Charles 1752 - 1821
Reed, Curtis 1815 - 1895
Reed, George 1807 - 1883
Reed, Harrison 1813 - 1899
Rusk County [origin of place name]
Spooner, John Coit 1843 - 1919
Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher 1795 - 1864
Taylor, William Robert 1820 - 1909
Tecumseh, Shawnee War Chief (c.1768-1813)
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
Webb Lake, Town of, Burnett Co.
Wells, Horatio Nelson 1808 - 1858