Thorleif Tulley Peterson – January 9, 1982) was an American farmer and politician.(September 9, 1885
Peterson was born in the town of Utica, Crawford County, Wisconsin. He was a farmer and was involved with the cheese, creamery, and insurance businesses. Peterson served on the Utica Town Board and was the chairman of the town board. He also served on the Star Valley School Board. Peterson served in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1933 to 1937 and was a Democrat. He was involved in the good roads movement. In 1958, Peterson moved to Viroqua, Wisconsin. He died in Viroqua, Wisconsin.
Utica is a town in Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 674 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Fairview, Pine Knob, Rising Sun, and Towerville are located within the town.
Crawford County is a county in the southwest part of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,644. Its county seat is Prairie du Chien.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party. The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive Party, beginning a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party over the coming decades, and leading to Woodrow Wilson being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal coalition in the 1930s, the Democratic Party has also promoted a social liberal platform, supporting social justice.
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Viroqua is the county seat of Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,362 at the 2010 census. The city is in the town of Viroqua.
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