Henry S. Magoon U.S. Congressperson

Henry Sterling Magoon (January 31, 1832 – March 3, 1889) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin. Born in Monticello, Magoon attended the Rock River Seminary, Mount Morris, Illinois, and was graduated from the Western Military College, Drennon, Kentucky, in 1853. He studied law in the Montrose Law School, Frankfort, Kentucky. He was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. Magoon was professor of ancient languages at University of Nashville 1855-1857. He returned to Wisconsin and practiced law at Darlington, Lafayette County. Magoon was elected district attorney in 1858. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Senate in 1871 and 1872. Magoon was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1876. He resumed the practice of law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Magoon was a regent of the University of Wisconsin–Madison for one term. Magoon was the first native of Wisconsin to serve in the Wisconsin State Senate or in the United States House of Representatives. He died while on a visit to his summer home in Darlington, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1889.

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Date of birth
January 31st, 1832
Date of death
March 3rd, 1889 at age of 57
Place of death

Political engagements

Republican Party

Party founded


Geographic scope

United States of America


Conservatism in the United States
Social conservatism
Economic liberalism


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The Republican Party, also commonly called the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932. There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln, serving from 1861 to 1865, and the most recent being George W. Bush, serving from 2001 to 2009. The most recent Republican presidential nominee was former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in 2012. The party's platform is generally based upon American conservatism, in contrast to the Democratic Party, which supports contemporary American liberalism. The Republican Party's platform of conservatism traces its roots to classical liberalism with an emphasis on its economically liberal policies in supporting free markets, limited government, and laissez-faire economics, while supporting socially conservative policies. A significant portion of the Republican base is made up of fiscal conservatives and other free market, pro-capitalism factions.

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