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Jeremiah M. Rusk

AKA Jeremiah McLain Rusk

Born: 17-Jun-1830
Birthplace: Malta, OH
Died: 21-Nov-1893
Location of death: Viroqua, WI
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Viroqua Cemetery, Viroqua, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Wisconsin, 1882-89

Military service: US Army (major, Civil War, 1862-65)

Gave the National Guard leave to fire on striking workers in Milwaukee during a city-wide strike on May Day, 1886.

Father: Daniel McLain
Mother: Jane Faulkner
Wife: Mary Martin (m. 5-Apr-1849)
Wife: Elizabeth M. Johnson (m. 1856)

    US Secretary of Agriculture (1889-93)
    Governor of Wisconsin (1882-89)
    US Congressman, Wisconsin (1871-77)
    Wisconsin State Assembly (1862)
    Wisconsin State Official Coroner, Viroqua, WI (1857)
    Wisconsin State Official Sherriff, Viroqua, WI (1855-57)


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