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Kutchin, Victor "Some personal recollections of Governor Dewey"


Some Personal Recollections of Governor Dewey: The author knew Dewey (1813-1889) at the end of his career, in the late 1880s, when both worked at the state prison at Waupun. He provides a frank and candid assessment of Dewey's personality ("not an easy man to get along with"), habits (three cigars a day), health (chronic toothaches), and poverty (so poor he had only one set of clothes and virtually lived at the prison he helped supervise). The author also recounts what Dewey told him about how the state got its badger nickname, how the state seal was created, and where the motto "Forward" came from. (7 pages)

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Citation: Kutchin, Victor "Some personal recollections of Governor Dewey" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 10 /Issue: 4 (1926-1927)

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