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Chase, Enoch 1809 - 1892 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Chase, Enoch 1809 - 1892

Chase, Enoch 1809 - 1892 | Wisconsin Historical Society

pioneer physician, politician, business-man, b. Derby, Vt. After graduating from Dartmouth College (MD., 1831), he moved west, settling first in Coldwater, Mich. After a brief stay in Chicago, he moved to Wisconsin in 1835, settling in Milwaukee. He was the first trained physician in Milwaukee but devoted most of his time to business and political ventures. He was elected to local offices in the Milwaukee election of 1835. A Democrat, he was state assemblyman (1849-1851, 1853, 1870) and state senator (1882- 1884). In 1876 Chase and his two sons founded the extensive Chase Valley Brickyards and in 1880 he organized the Chase Valley Glass Works. E. Chase Papers; J. S. Buck, Pioneer Hist. of Milwaukee (2 vols., Milwaukee, 1876-1881); L. F. Frank, Med. Hist. of Milwaukee (Milwaukee [1915]); H. L. Conard, ed., Hist. of Milwaukee (3 vols., Chicago [1896]); F. M. Sperry, Physicians and Surgeons of Milwaukee (Chicago, 1904); Wis. Blue Book (1883); Milwaukee Evening Wis., Aug. 23, 1892; Milwaukee journal, Aug. 23, 1892; Milwaukee Sentinel, Aug. 24, 1892; WPA MS.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Enoch Chase Reminiscences for details.

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[Source: Blue book]