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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Vilas, William Freeman 1840- (search)
Vilas, William Freeman 1840- Statesman: born in Chelsea, Vt., July 9, 1840; graduated at the Vermont State University in 1858: admitted to the bar: served in the Civil War in 1861-63: resumed the practice of law: elected to the Vermont legislature in 1884; Postmaster-General of the United States in 1885-88: Secretary of the Interior in 1888-89; and United States Senator from Wisconsin in 1891-97. In the latter year he became a regent of the Wisconsin State University.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, chapter 2 (search)