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Peck, George W. (George Wilbur), 1840-1916

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Personal name headingPeck, George W. (George Wilbur), 1840-1916
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Variant(s)Peck, George Wilbur, 1840-1916
Birth date1840-09-28
Death date1916-04-16
Profession or occupationPoliticians Authors Humorists
Found inHis Peck's bag boy and the groceryman, 1901.
His Peck's bad boy and his pa, 1883: t.p. (Geo. W. Peck)
Wikipedia, Dec. 13, 2017 (George Wilbur Peck; George Wilbur Peck (September 28, 1840-April 16, 1916) was an American writer and politician from Wisconsin. He served as the 17th Governor of Wisconsin and the 9th Mayor of Milwaukee; Served as governor, January 5, 1891-January 7, 1895; Peck was born in 1840 in Henderson, New York; Peck became a newspaper publisher who founded newspapers in Ripon and La Crosse, Wisconsin. His La Crosse newspaper, The Sun, was founded in 1874. In 1878 Peck moved the newspaper to Milwaukee, renaming it Peck's Sun; Peck died in 1916 in Milwaukee; After his death, his humorous "Peck's Bad Boy" writings became the basis for several films and a short-lived television show, including Peck's Bad Boy and Peck's Bad Girl)
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