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Silas W. Lamoreux

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Silas Wright Lamoreux or Lamoreaux 8 March, 1843 – 5 August, 1909 was an American lawyer from Wisconsin who served as a judge, as a local official, as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and as the 28th Commissioner of the General Land Office of the United States12 He was the brother of Oliver Lamoreux

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Silas W Lamoreux was born in Madison County, New York on March 8, 1843, and came to Portage County, Wisconsin in 1852 with his family to join his older brother Oliver, who had moved to Wisconsin the year before He moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin, and was admitted to the bar at age 213 He enlisted in the Union Army in 1864, and participated with the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War3

Lamoreux was elected as a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the 5th Dodge County district in 1871, in the same election which saw his brother elected from Portage County4 He did not run for re-election in 1872

Lamoreux was elected judge in his county in 1877 He was appointed Commissioner of the General Land Office by President Grover Cleveland a Democrat, serving from 1893-18973

Lamoreux founded the Beaver Dam Malleable Iron Works, which employed 750 men at the time of his death He also was president of the German National Bank of Beaver Dam He died in Beaver Dam on August 5, 1909, after a long illness with diabetes3

Referencesedit

  1. ^ White, C Albert; Bureau of Land Management A history of the rectangular survey system Government Printing Office p 194 
  2. ^ Silas W Lamoreux, Wisconsin Historical Society
  3. ^ a b c d "Obituary" The Iron Trade Review 45: 285 1909-08-12 
  4. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1872,' Biographical Sketch of Silas W Lamoreux, pg446

External linksedit

  • Silas W Lamoreux at Find a Grave

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