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Lawyer

Wirt Dexter, American lawyer.

Background

Dexter, Wirt was born on October 25, 1832 in Dexter, Michigan, United States. Son of Samuel William and Millisent (Bond) Dexter.

Education

Attended Cazenovia Seminary, New York, University of Michigan.

Career

Engaged in lumber business in Michigan, for a time. Moved to Chicago, 1853. Admitted to bar, became prominent lawyer Chicago.

Director Chicago, Burlington and Quincey R.R. A founder Chicago Relief and Aid Society, chairman of the executive committee to distribute aid in aftermath of Chicago Fire, 1871.

Connections

Married Kate Augusta Dusenberry, June 15, 1858. Married second, Josephine Moore, December 18, 1866.

father:
Samuel William Dexter

mother:
Millisent (Bond) Dexter

spouses:
Kate Augusta Dusenberry

Josephine Moore