1799 – James Duane Doty Born

On this date , the second territorial Governor of Wisconsin, was born in Salem, New York. The son of Judge Chillus Doty and Sarah Martin, James Doty won an appointment as the first federal judge for the western Michigan Territory. He relocated several times in the late 1830s, to Green Bay, Menasha, and finally Fond du Lac County. He served as from October 5, 1841, to September 16, 1844. Doty also served in Congress from 1848 to 1853. He was appointed the superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1861, by President Lincoln, and later became governor of the Utah Territory. James Duane Doty died on June 13, 1865, in Salt Lake City, Utah. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p.252]