1816 – Philetus Sawyer Born

On this date, , Wisconsin lumberman and politician, was born in Whiting, Vermont. Sawyer moved to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin in 1847 and engaged in the lumber business. He was a member of the Wisconsin assembly in 1857 and 1861, and served as mayor of Oshkosh from 1863 to 1864. He served as a Republican in Congress from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1875. He was later elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1881 and re-elected in 1887. Sawyer died in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on March 29, 1900. [Source: ]

1816 – Philetus Sawyer Born

On this date, , Wisconsin lumberman and politician, was born in Whiting, Vermont. Sawyer moved to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin in 1847 and engaged in the lumber business. He was a member of the Wisconsin assembly in 1857 and 1861, and served as mayor of Oshkosh from 1863 to 1864. He served as a Republican in Congress from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1875. He was later elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1881 and re-elected in 1887. Sawyer died in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on March 29, 1900. [Source: ]