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Madison, WI

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitmadison.com/

Population:
208054 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1836

County:
Dane County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Wisconsin
1971
Edgewood College
1927
Madison Area Technical College
1912
University of Wisconsin at Madison
1848

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Madison Symphony Orchestra
1925

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Spectrum Brands
2005
Alliant Energy
1981
CUNA Mutual Group
1935
American Family Insurance
1927
MGE Energy
1855

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Andrea Anders
Actor
10-May-1975   Alex Garrett on Joey
Tammy Baldwin
Politician
11-Feb-1962   Congresswoman, Wisconsin 2nd
John Bardeen
Physicist
23-May-1908 30-Jan-1991 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Mary Cheney
Relative
14-Mar-1969   Lesbian daughter of Dick Cheney
Michael Cole
Actor
3-Jul-1945   Pete Cochran on The Mod Squad
Tyne Daly
Actor
21-Feb-1946   Lacey on Cagney and Lacey
Chris Farley
Comic
15-Feb-1964 17-Dec-1997 Saturday Night Live
Bill Foster
Politician
7-Oct-1955   Congressman from Illinois, 2008-11
Matthew Fox
Religion
21-Dec-1940   Creation Spirituality
David Goodfriend
Government
3-Apr-1968   Democratic strategist
Greg Graffin
Musician
6-Nov-1964   Bad Religion frontman
Eric Heiden
Speed Skating
15-Jun-1958   Olympic speed skater, 5 gold medals
Julius Albert Krug
Government
23-Nov-1907 26-Mar-1970 US Secretary of the Interior, 1946-49
Robert M. La Follette, Jr.
Politician
6-Feb-1895 24-Feb-1953 US Senator, committed suicide
Richard Lamm
Politician
12-Sep-1935   Governor of Colorado, 1975-87
Donald C. Leidel
Diplomat
31-Aug-1927   US Ambassador to Bahrain, 1983-86
David J. Lesar
Business
1954   CEO of Halliburton
James B. Loken
Judge
21-May-1940   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
K. T. McFarland
Government
1952   Former Kissinger staffer
Chris Noth
Actor
13-Nov-1954   Mr. Big on Sex and the City
Bradford W. Parkinson
Engineer
16-Feb-1935   Global Positioning System
Frederic Prokosch
Novelist
17-May-1908 6-Jun-1989 The Skies of Europe
Charles R. Robertson
Politician
5-Sep-1889 19-Feb-1951 Congressman from North Dakota, 1940s
George Rublee
Government
7-Jul-1868 26-Apr-1957 Advisor to Woodrow Wilson
Joe Schermie
Bassist
12-Feb-1946 26-Mar-2002 Bass player for Three Dog Night
Willard Waterman
Actor
29-Aug-1914 2-Feb-1995 The Great Gildersleeve
Bradley Whitford
Actor
10-Oct-1959   The West Wing
Thornton Wilder
Novelist
17-Apr-1897 7-Dec-1975 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
James Wright
Educator
1939   President, Dartmouth College
Kathryn S. Wylde
Administrator
c. 1946   Partnership for New York City

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rasmus B. Anderson
Scholar
12-Jan-1846 2-Mar-1936 America Not Discovered by Columbus
Stephen Babcock
Chemist
22-Oct-1843 2-Jul-1931 Chemistry of milk
George E. P. Box
Mathematician
18-Oct-1919 28-Mar-2013 Statistician at University of Wisconsin
Samuel H. Day
Activist
5-Oct-1926 26-Jan-2001 Antinuke crusader
Ed Gein
Criminal
27-Aug-1906 26-Jul-1984 Serial killer and cannibal
Walter S. Goodland
Politician
22-Dec-1862 12-Mar-1947 Governor of Wisconsin, 1943-47
Frank Herbert
Author
8-Oct-1920 11-Feb-1986 Dune
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch
Football
17-Jun-1923 28-Jan-2004 LA Rams halfback 1949-57
Merrill Jensen
Historian
1905 30-Jan-1980 The Articles of Confederaton
Gerda Lerner
Historian
30-Apr-1920 2-Jan-2013 The Woman in American History
John M. Nelson
Politician
10-Oct-1870 29-Jan-1955 Congressman from Wisconsin, 1921-33
Otis Redding
Singer/Songwriter
9-Sep-1941 10-Dec-1967 Dock of the Bay
Oscar Rennebohm
Politician
25-May-1889 15-Oct-1968 Governor of Wisconsin, 1947-51
Harry Steenbock
Biologist
16-Aug-1886 25-Dec-1967 Cured rickets with synthesized Vitamin D
Howard M. Temin
Scientist
10-Dec-1934 9-Feb-1994 Tumor viruses and host genetics
James Craig Watson
Astronomer
28-Jan-1838 23-Nov-1880 Claimed to discover the planet Vulcan
Edwin E. Witte
Economist
4-Jan-1887 20-May-1960 Father of Social Security
Sewall Wright
Biologist
21-Dec-1889 3-Mar-1988 Mathematics of evolution



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