James Kneeland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

James Kneeland (1816 in LeRoy, New York[1] – 1899) was a businessman and politician. In 1841, Kneeland moved to the Wisconsin Territory, settling in Milwaukee.

Business career[edit]

Kneeland was credited with helping to found the Milwaukee Gas Light Company. He was also a promoter of numerous road and railroad companies, including Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad.

Political career[edit]

Kneeland was a member of the Wisconsin Territorial Council from 1845 to 1846. From 1867 to 1868, he was Tax Commissioner of Milwaukee. He was a Democrat.


  1. ^ "Kneeland, James 1816 - 1899". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-15.