John Catlin

John Catlin

Birth
Orwell, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Death 4 Aug 1874 (aged 70)
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Section M
Memorial ID 8641124 · View Source
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Governor of Wisconsin Territory. He attended Shoreham, Vermont's Newton Academy and became a school teacher. Catlin later studied law, and in 1833 attained admission to the bar, afterwards settling at Mineral Point, Wisconsin Territory, where he established a law practice. He later moved to Madison, where he served as Postmaster, was Clerk of both the Territorial Supreme Court and House of Representatives. In 1846 Catlin was appointed Secretary of Wisconsin Territory. When Wisconsin became a state in June, 1848 Catlin served as Secretary and Governor ex officio of that portion of the Territory not included within the new state's borders, holding office until this jurisdiction was reorganized as Minnesota Territory in March, 1849, making him Wisconsin Territory's final Governor. After moving to Milwaukee, Catlin served as Dane County District Attorney and Dane County Judge, was President of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad, and was also a founder of the Wisconsin Historical Society. He later moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he lived in retirement.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Mount Hope NY
  • Added: 15 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8641124
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Catlin (13 Oct 1803–4 Aug 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8641124, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .