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Volume Listing > Volume 05 > Marshall Mason Strong, Racine pioneer

Leach, Eugene Walter, 1857-1938 "Marshall Mason Strong, Racine pioneer"


Marshall Mason Strong, Racine Pioneer: This biography of Racine attorney Strong (1813-1864) -- not to be confused with Mineral Point's Moses McCure Strong (1810-1894) -- is based on interviews, archival records, and newspapers. It opens with his Puritan ancestry, childhood and training for the law in Amherst, Mass., and his arrival at age 23 in the tiny hamlet of Racine, in 1836. It discusses his professional life as the area's first attorney, his work publishing territorial newspapers and establishing schools, and his role in the constitutional convention of 1846, where he opposed all of the liberal provisions that were later also rejected by voters. It summarizes his friendships with Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) and Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) and his support for John Brown (1800-1859), and quotes extensively from estimations of his character by his contemporaries. (18 pages)

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Citation: Leach, Eugene Walter, 1857-1938 "Marshall Mason Strong, Racine pioneer" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 05 /Issue: 4 (1921-1922)

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