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James Duane Doty

James Duane Doty | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
Portrait of Wisconsin territorial Governor James Duane Doty. Land speculator and judge, Doty engineered the selection of Madison as the permanent capital in 1836. The legislature placed him and two others in charge of erecting public buildings in Madison.  Doty's plan placed the capitol on a hill at the center of the isthmus. The capitol has remained on that site ever since.
DESCRIPTION
Portrait of Wisconsin territorial Governor James Duane Doty. Land speculator and judge, Doty engineered the selection of Madison as the permanent capital in 1836. The legislature placed him and two others in charge of erecting public buildings in Madison. Doty's plan placed the capitol on a hill at the center of the isthmus. The capitol has remained on that site ever since.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:2617
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Creator Name:Cogswell, William
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Collection Name:WHS Museum Collection
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:1973.91.11
Original Dimensions:unknown
SUBJECTS
Men
Public officers
Governors

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