Alvan Bovay is credited with founding the Republican party (1929)

He was the father of the Republican Party

Alvan Bovay, a lawyer in Ripon, is credited with starting the Republican party in Wisconsin. This article profiles Bovay and the events that led up to the organization of the new political party.

Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Wisconsin and the Republican Party
Creator: Milwaukee Journal
Pub Data: Milwaukee Journal. 2 June 1929.
Citation: "He was the father of the Republican party." Milwaukee Journal. (2 June 1929); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/13/2024