Lucius Fairchild, the tenth governor of Wisconsin, was born in 1831 in Kent, Ohio. His family moved to Madison in 1846. Three years later Fairchild became a forty-niner as he headed for the gold fields of California. On his return to Wisconsin, Fairchild was admitted to the bar in 1860. He served in the Civil War with his regiments forming a part of the "Iron Brigade" at the second battle of Bull Run. He was severely wounded at Gettysburg which resulted in his left arm being amputated. Shortly after his return to Wisconsin from Gettysburg, Fairchild was elected secretary of state and was elected governor two years later. He served three terms. Fairchild served as consul to Liverpool, consul-general to Paris and minister to Spain. Died: May 23, 1896.