Charles K. Erwin (December 15, 1837 – January 7, 1905) was an American businessman and politician.
Born in Washington, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, Erwin settled in Portage, Wisconsin in 1853. From 1855 to 1868, Erwin lived in Jo Daviess County, Illinois and then in Stephenson County, Illinois. During the American Civil War, Erwin served in the 45th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In 1868, Erwin moved to Tomah, Wisconsin and was in the mercantile business. From 1879 to 1882 and 1886, Erwin served on the Tomah Board of Education and was president of the school board. From 1882 to 1889, Erwin served in the Wisconsin State Senate and was a Republican. In 1889, Erwin served as postmaster for Tomah, Wisconsin. In 1902, Erwin moved with his family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Erwin died suddenly in Savanna, Illinois just as he was about get on a train for a trip to Omaha, Nebraska.
Tomah is a city in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 9,093 as of the 2010 census. The city is surrounded by the Town of Tomah and the Town of La Grange.
Gilbert Lafayette Laws was an American politician, newspaper publisher and businessman. He served as the Nebraska Secretary of State and as a member of the United States House of Representatives during the 1800s.
Darwin Scott Hall was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota. He was born in Mound Prairie, in the town of Wheatland, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, on January 23, 1844. Darwin was the son of Wisconsin State Assembly member Erasmus D. Hall.
Henry Smith was a millwright, architect, builder and politician who was elected a member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin from 1887 - 1889 as a member of the Union Labor Party. He also served as a Socialist member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1878. At different times, Smith ran for office on the Socialist, Greenback, Democratic and Union Labor tickets.
Interstate 94 (I-94) runs east–west through the western, central and southeastern portions of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. A total of 348.23 miles (560.42 km) of I-94 lie in the state.
James W. Murphy was an American merchant, farmer and politician who served as a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from Marquette County and of the Wisconsin State Senate from Milwaukee County.
The Galena and Southern Wisconsin Railroad Company (G&SWRR) existed as a functioning 3 ft narrow gauge railroad from 1874 to 1880, when it was ultimately bought by the Chicago and North Western Railway (C&NW) after a series of short ownership and name changes. Originally it had connections between Galena, Illinois and Platteville, Wisconsin, with later additions reaching up to Monfort Junction, Wisconsin, near Montfort, Wisconsin, where it ran west to Fennimore, WI, and connected to the Chicago and Tomah Railroad.
Charles Sumner Frost was an American architect. He is best known as the architect of Navy Pier and for designing over 100 buildings for the Chicago and North Western Railway.
Charles Edward Estabrook was an American schoolteacher, lawyer and Republican politician from Wisconsin.
George Howard Paul was an American newspaperman, businessman, and politician. He was a prominent member of the Democratic Party in Wisconsin, served two terms in the Wisconsin State Senate representing southern Milwaukee County, and was the 5th Mayor of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He also served in various other state and local offices, including several years as a member and president of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
Josiah Flint Willard was an American dairy farmer, naturalist and businessman living in Janesville, Wisconsin, who served one term as a Free Soiler member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was the father of suffragist Frances E. Willard.
Daniel Harris Johnson was a Canadian American immigrant, lawyer, and judge. He was a Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge for the last twelve years of his life. Earlier he served three terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Ejliah Middlebrook Haines was an American politician and author. Born in New York, he came to Illinois with his brother John Charles and established one of the first villages in Lake County, Hainesville. Admitted to the bar in 1851, Haines wrote several notable law books. He was first elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1858 and served eight intermittent terms, including two as Speaker of the House. Staunchly independent after 1865, Haines was a leader in the movement against the Republican Party in Illinois before his death in 1889.
Frederick William Horn was a German-American immigrant, lawyer, and politician. He was the 4th, 7th, and 25th Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly. He represented Ozaukee County for a total of 14 years in the Assembly and served as a senator in the first three sessions of the Wisconsin State Senate.
Bernard Albert Eckhart was a French-American miller, merchant, and politician. Raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Eckhart learned the millers' trade there as a representative for the Eagle Milling Company. He co-founded his own company in 1874 and saw it prosper. Eckhart was elected to two two-year terms in the Illinois Senate in the 1880s and was director of the Chicago Board of Trade for three years. Later in his career he was president of the Sanitary District of Chicago and an aide-de-camp to Governor Charles S. Deneen.
Thomas McCaul was an American merchant, contractor and insurance agent from Tomah, Wisconsin who served one term as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, as well as the first mayor of the newly elevated City of Tomah. During the American Civil War, he was a member of the 1st United States Sharpshooters.
Philo Belden was a Wisconsin pioneer who helped establish the village of Rochester, Wisconsin, and was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.
John O'Rourke was an American politician and businessman.
Augustus F. Finkelnburg was an American lawyer and politician.