William Dempster Hoard

William Dempster Hoard

Birth
Stockbridge, Madison County, New York, USA
Death 22 Nov 1918 (aged 82)
Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 6878927 · View Source
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Wisconsin Governor. Moving to Wisconsin in 1857, he served as a Private in the 4th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, during the Civil War. After the war, he established the Hoard's Dairyman newspaper which became one of the largest and most influential agricultural journals in the Midwest. He also was Justice of the Peace in Lake Mills and Sergeant-at-Arms of the Wisconsin State Senate in 1872. In 1888, he was elected as a Republican the 16th Governor of Wisconsin, serving until 1891. As Governor, he focused on the importance of dairy farming to Wisconsin, resulting in the state legislature's establishment of the office of Dairy and Food Commissioner. After leaving office, he remained active in supporting dairy farming, helped to organize the Northwestern Dairymen's Association, the National Farmers' Congress and the National Dairy Union. After his death, a marble and bronze statue was erected on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in recognition of his contributions to Wisconsin's dairy industry.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6878927
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Dempster Hoard (10 Oct 1836–22 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6878927, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .