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Huebschmann, Franz 1817 - 1880 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Huebschmann, Franz 1817 - 1880

Huebschmann, Franz 1817 - 1880 | Wisconsin Historical Society
physician, politician, b. Reithnordhausen, Thuringia, Germany. He attended college in Erfurt and Weimar, and received his medical degree from the Univ. of Jena in 1841. In 1842 he migrated to the U.S., settling in Milwaukee where he was the first German physician. He practiced in Milwaukee from 1842 until his death, and played a leading role in Milwaukee politics. A Democrat, he was a member of the first state constitutional convention (1846), and was known as a vigorous champion of the rights of the foreign-born. Hubschmann was state senator (1851-1852), and again served in the senate in 1862, but resigned to serve as surgeon of the 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (1862-1864). After the war he returned to Milwaukee, was again state senator (1871-1872), and was prominently identified with all the political, social, and musical activities of the German community. W. Hense-Jensen, Wis. Deutsch-Amerikaner (2 vols., Milwaukee, 1900-1902); M. M. Quaife, ed., Convention of 1846 (Madison, 1919); L. F. Frank, Med. Hist. of Milwaukee (Milwaukee (19151); B. Still, Milwaukee (Madison, 1948).

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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]