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


Vocabulary:

oath


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?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about James Doty:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    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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