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"James Duane Doty, Frontier Promoter" by Alice E. Smith



Interesting Fact:

Doty's cousin, Morgan Lewis Martin, served as president of the Wisconsin Territorial legislature and as president of the second State constitutional convention.

Study Questions:

  • Why did Doty leave Wisconsin?
  • What was Doty's connection to Madison?
  • What were Doty's primary duties as governor of the Wisconsin Territory?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on June 9:

    1973: Secretariat wins the Belmont Stakes and becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

  • June 9

    June 9, 1841: James Doty took the oath of office as governor of the Wisconsin Territory. In 1863 he became the governor of the Utah Territory.

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