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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.

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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: 4/18/2014
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