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Lucius Fairchild

Lucius Fairchild, governor of Wisconsin, diplomat.


  • Fairchild, Lucius was born on December 27, 1831. Son of Jairus and Sally (Clair) Fairchild.

  • Education

    • Educated Carroll College. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1864.


    • Clerk, Circuit Court of Dane County (Wisconsin), 1858. Joined 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment, 1861. Lieutenant colonel in command 2d Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment at 2d Battle of Bull Run.

      Commissioned colonel, 1862. Commissioned brigadier general United States Vols. Secretary State of Wisconsin, 1863-1864.

      Governor Wisconsin, 1866-1872. United States consul to Liverpool, England, 1872-1878. United States consul general to Paris, France, 1878-1880.

      State commander Grand Army Republic, 1886, became nat. commander -in-chief, 1886. A federal commissioner to settle Cherokee Indian affairs in Oklahoma. Commander-in-chief Military Order Loyal Legion.


    • Married Frances Bull, April.
    • father: Jairus Fairchild
    • mother: Sally (Clair) Fairchild
    • spouse: Frances Bull
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    Born December 27, 1831
    Died March 23, 1896
    (aged 64)