Peter Doyle (politician)

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Peter Doyle (December 8, 1844 – October 27, 1900) was a politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin.


Born in Myshall, County Carlow, Ireland, Doyle moved with his parents to Franklin, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Doyle taught school and studied law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served as that state's eleventh Secretary of State, serving for two terms from January 5, 1874 to January 7, 1878. He was a Democrat and served under governors William Robert Taylor and Harrison Ludington. He also served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from Crawford County, Wisconsin in 1873.[1] He resided in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin at the time of his election and served as secretary to John Lawler and Hercules Dousman. From 1884 to 1900, Doyle practiced law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He took a law course at Yale University. In 1900, Doyle moved to Jersey City, New Jersey where he died on October 27, 1900.[2]


  1. ^ Crawford County, Wisconsin
  2. ^ 'Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at the Forth-eight session, December 11, 1900, Biographical Sketch of Peter Doyle, pg. 95

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Political offices
Preceded by
Llywelyn Breese
Secretary of State of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Hans Warner