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United States Senator , lawyer

William Freeman Vilas, United States senator, lawyer. member of commission to revise statutes of Wisconsin, 1875-1878; member Democratic National Committee, 1876-1886; member Wisconsin legislature, 1885; member of commission which built State History Library, 1897-1903; Member commission to build Wisconsin capitol, since 1906. Edited (with Educated E. Bryant), Vols. 1, 2, 4, 6 to 20 Wisconsin Supreme Court Reports.

Background

Vilas, William Freeman was born on July 9, 1840 in Chelsea, Vermont, United States. Son of Honorary Levi B. and Esther G. (Smilie) Vilas.

Education

Graduated from the University of Wis.

Membership

Member of commission to revise statutes of Wisconsin, 1875-1878. Member Democratic National Committee, 1876-1886. Member Wisconsin legislature, 1885.

Member of commission which built State History Library, 1897-1903. Member commission to build Wisconsin capitol, since 1906. Edited (with Educated E. Bryant), Vols.

1, 2, 4, 6 to 20 Wisconsin Supreme Court Reports.

Connections

father:
Honorary Levi B. Vilas

mother:
Esther G. (Smilie) Vilas