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George Wilbur Peck

George Wilbur Peck, American governor, author. Served 2½ years, private and Lieutenant, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, in Civil War. In 1866 started at Ripon, Wisconsin, a newspaper called The Representative.

Background

  • Peck, George Wilbur was born on September 28, 1840 in Henderson, New York, United States. Son of David B. and Alzina Peck.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools until 1855. Went to Wisconsin, 1843, and learned printer’s trade.

    Career

    • In 1860 bought half interest in Jefferson Company.

    Works

    • Author: Peck’s Bad Boy and His Pa, 1882. The Groceryman and Peck’s Bad Boy, 1883. Peck’s Boss Book, 1898.

      Peck’s Uncle Ike and the Red Headed Boy, 1899. Sunbeams—Humor, Sarcasm and Sense, 1900. Peck’s Bad Boy with the Circus, 1906.

      Peck’s Bad Boy with the Cowboys, 1907.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served 2½ years, private and Lieutenant, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, in Civil War. In 1866 started at Ripon, Wisconsin, a newspaper called The Representative.

    Connections

    • Married Francena Rowley, 1860.
    • father: David B.
    • mother: Alzina Peck
    • spouse: Francena Rowley
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    Born September 28, 1840
    Died April 16, 1916
    (aged 75)
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