Joseph S. Curtis

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Joseph Seaver Curtis (June 8, 1831 – May 15, 1878) was an American politician and lawyer.

Born in Warren, Ohio,[1] Curtis graduated from Williams College. He moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1852[2] or 1859[1] and practiced law.[1] During the American Civil War, Curis served as a private in the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment[1][2] and a lieutenant in the 42nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.[2] He was the editor of the Green Bay Gazette.[2] In 1869, 1871, and 1873, Curtis served in the Wisconsin State Assembly[1][2] and was a Republican. He campaigned for the Wisconsin State Senate in 1873 but lost to John Milton Read.[2] He died at his home in Green Bay, Wisconsin on May 15, 1878.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Obituary: Joseph S. Curtis". Janesville Daily Gazette. May 17, 1878. p. 1. Retrieved March 16, 2015 – via open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Death of J. S. Curtis". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. May 16, 1878. p. 4. Retrieved March 16, 2015 – via open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ 'Collections on the State Historical of Wisconsin,' volume VIII, Wisconsin Historical Society: 1879, Biographical Sketch of Joseph S. Curtis, pg. 469
  4. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1873, Biographical Sketch of Joseph Seaver Curtis, pg. 440

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