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Volume Listing > Volume 36 > William Rudolph Smith, a cultural capitalist

Van Tassel, David D. (David Dirck), 1928- "William Rudolph Smith, a cultural capitalist"


William Rudolph Smith: A Cultural Capitalist: William Rudolph Smith (1787-1868) was fifty years old when he moved from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin to serve as a commissioner of the Wisconsin Territory. Smith was a lawyer who held deep roots in the Democratic Party and was an integral player and organizer of the Wisconsin Constitutional Convention. Smith also played a key role in the organization of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in 1849 and drafted the Society’s mission statement. (9 pages)

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Citation: Van Tassel, David D. (David Dirck), 1928- "William Rudolph Smith, a cultural capitalist" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 36 /Issue: 4 (1952-1953)

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