Madison Business College
The college was also known as Northwestern Business College and School of Shorthand, Capital City Commercial College, Madison College, Madison Junior College, and Madison Junior Business College; it closed on September 22, 1998.
Steiger's Educational Directory for 1878 classified it as, "Institute of Penmanship and Telegraph; Classical, Scientific and Musical Academy". In the mid-1880s, it issued at least two copies of a magazine named The School Visitor.
Notable alumni include: Liberian President and Nobel Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Wisconsin governor Albert G. Schmedeman, Wisconsin Secretary of State and legislator John S. Donald, State Treasurer, and Assemblyman Andrew H. Dahl; state Senator Albert M. Stondall, and state Assemblymen D. D. Conway, Joanne M. Duren, Hugh Pierce Jamieson, Daniel O. Mahoney, Edward C. Meland, Herbert C. Schenk, and Thomas A. Stewart; as well as C. L. Brusletten, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Charles S. Eastman, a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, and Leo Kieffer, Maine State Senator.
- Madison, Wisconsin, city directory 1900-1. Containing a complete business, street and general directory, (in the latter, wives' names appear in same line with husbands') Angell's patent numerical directory, and city, county, state and federal officers, churches, schools, secret and benevolent societies, and public buildings; and a directory of the faculty, societies and students of the University of Wisconsin Angell and Hastreiter, 1900-1901; p. 277
- LISTING OF CLOSED WISCONSIN POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS Wisconsin Educational Aids Board
- Steiger, Ernst. Steiger's Educational Directory for 1878 New York: E. Steiger, 1878; p. 85]
- "Editorial" Wisconsin Journal of Education Vol. 14, No. X (October 1884); p. 447
- Associated Press. "Nobel Peace Prize winner studied at Madison Business College" Wisconsin State Journal October 8, 2011
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