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Thaddeus Coleman POUND

(1833-1914)

POUND, Thaddeus Coleman, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Elk, Warren County, Pa., December 6, 1833; moved with his parents to Monroe County, N.Y., in 1838; later moved to Rochester, N.Y.; attended the common schools, Milton (Wis.) Academy, and Rushford Academy, Allegany County, N.Y.; moved to Rock County, Wis., in May 1856; engaged in the manufacture of lumber; president of the Union Lumbering Co. and of the Chippewa Falls & Western Railway Co.; member of the State assembly in 1864, 1866, 1867, and 1869, and served the last year as speaker pro tempore; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin in 1870 and 1871; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Forty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; president of the Chippewa Spring Water Co.; died in a hospital in Chicago, Ill., on November 21, 1914; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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