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Early Wisconsin settler and Madison Promoter James Duane Doty

James Duane Doty

James Duane Doty first came to Wisconsin on an exploratory expedition with Governor Lewis Cass in 1820. He soon settled in Green Bay and served as a delegate to Congress from Wisconsin Territory before becoming its second governor in 1841. Doty was also instrumental in the selection of Madison as the capital of Wisconsin. Stevens Point artist George H. Patch painted this portrait of Doty.

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Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Early U.S. Settlement
The Creation of Wisconsin Territory
The State Constitutions of 1846 and 1848
Creator: Patch, George H.
Pub Data: Oil portrait in the Wisconsin Historical Museum
Citation: Patch, George H. "James Duane Doty." Oil portrait in the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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