James T. Lewis

James Taylor Lewis (October 30, 1819ndash August 4, 1904) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 9th governor of Wisconsin.

Lewis was born in Clarendon, New York, and in 1845 he settled in Columbus, Wisconsin. He held the positions of district attorney and county judge, and he was elected to terms in both the Wisconsin State Assembly and the State Senate. He also served as lieutenant governor from 1854 to 1856, Wisconsin secretary of state from 1862 to 1864, and governor from 1864 to 1866, making him the last Wisconsin governor to hold the office during the Civil War. [ [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=2569&keyword=lewis Lewis, James Taylor 1819 - 1904 ] ]

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