Louis P. Harvey
Louis Powell Harvey was an American politician and the seventh Governor of Wisconsin. Harvey was born in East Haddam and moved with his family to Ohio in 1828, he attended Preparatory School. He worked as a teacher for a time, moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin named Southport, where he founded an academy. In Southport he edited a Whig newspaper, the Southport American. In 1847, Harvey married Cordelia Perrine and they moved to Clinton in Rock County, Wisconsin to the nearby hamlet of Shopiere, he helped organize the Republican Party and was a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1854 to 1858, Wisconsin Secretary of State from 1860 to 1862, Wisconsin's governor in 1862. In April 1862, having served only a few months as governor, Harvey organized an expedition to bring medical supplies to Wisconsin troops, wounded in the Battle of Shiloh, who were being cared for in hospital boats on the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. Harvey visited and cheered troops at Cairo, Mound City and Paducah, Kentucky.
On April 19, 1862, close to Shiloh, Harvey stopped overnight near Tennessee. Late that evening, while trying to step from a tethered boat to a moving steamboat headed back north, Harvey fell into the Tennessee River and drowned, despite the strenuous rescue efforts of members of his party, his body was found 14 days 65 miles downstream. His wife Cordelia became a leading war nurse, honored with the rank of colonel by Abraham Lincoln, she subsequently established veterans hospitals in Wisconsin, away from the war front, a soldiers' orphans home. He is interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin. Lieutenant Governor Edward Salomon succeeded Harvey. Capsule biography - Wisconsin Historical Society Louis Powell Harvey bio - Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry website, from Military History of Wisconsin Governor Louis Harvey, Wisconsin State Historical Society Louis P. Harvey at Find a Grave
Chi Phi is an American men's College Social Fraternity, established as the result of the merger of three separate organizations that were each known as Chi Phi. The earliest of these organizations was formed at Princeton University in 1824. Today, Chi Phi has over 47,000 living alumni members from over 100 active and inactive Chapters and un-chartered Colonies. Chi Phi has 57 active Chapters and 5 Colonies. On Christmas Eve in 1824, an association was formed to promote the circulation of correct opinions upon Religion, Education & excluding Sectarian Theology and party Politics, it was the duty of each member to publish at least once a month in any convenient way some article designed to answer the above object. When at length it disbanded, its religious feature was absorbed and perpetuated by what is known now as the'Philadelphian Society' organized in February, 1825, said to be an offspring of the Nassau Hall Tract Society; the old Chi Phi constitution was discovered in 1854 by some undergraduates who emphasizing the social and disregarding the religious purpose reorganized the society into the modern Greek letter fraternity of the same initials.
The majority of the religious societies founded in Princeton were less general in their scope but more efficient in their work than the old Chi Phi. —from Princeton by Varnum Lansing Collins 1914 Archibald Alexander: Principal & Professor of Princeton Theological Seminary 1812 to 1840 James Waddel Alexander: Appointed Tutor, Princeton Theological Seminary in 1824 Robert Baird: Tutor, College of New Jersey 1822 to 1827 James Carnahan: President, College of New Jersey 1822 to 1854 Luther Halsey: Professor 1824 to 1829 Charles Hodge: Professor 1823 to 1826 John Maclean, Jr.: Professor, College of New Jersey 1823 to 1829 Vice President and President Charles Hall: Student 1824 to 1827 Edward Norris Kirk: Student 1824 to 1827 William Swan Plumer: Student 1824 to 1826 Records of the original Chi Phi Society were discovered in 1854 by John Maclean, Jr. of the class of 1858. Maclean found the records in his uncle's paperwork, who happened to be president of the college at that time. Maclean joined with students Charles Smith DeGraw and Gustavus W. Mayer to form a new Chi Phi Fraternity, based on some records of the original society but with many characteristics that differed from the original society.
While the Chi Phi Fraternity of today was founded in 1854, the members place great emphasis on the 1824 date because of many aspects that were carried over from the original records discovered in 1854. The names of the founders of the original society of 1824 were not known to the 1854 founders. L. Collins in 1914; the Chi Phi Fraternity founded by Maclean was short-lived. The group existed sub rosa only until 1859. However, before the Princeton chapter died off, it was able to establish a second chapter at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1854; the chapter at Franklin and Marshall in turn planted a chapter at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The second Chi Phi Fraternity was founded at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on August 21, 1858 by five undergraduate students; the Chi Phi Fraternity of the South was the second southern Fraternity established prior to the Civil War and was successful in planting six chapters prior to the outbreak of hostilities and nine afterwards, but prior to the merger with the Northern Order.
All but the UNC chapter suspended operations as a result of the Civil War. Rev. Augustus Moore Flythe - Class of 1859 - Episcopal Deacon and Missionary, New Bern, North Carolina Capt. Thomas Capehart, CSA - Class of 1861 - Beginning in April 1861, served as a lieutenant in the Bethel Regiment, 1st North Carolina Volunteers, commanded by Col. D. H. Hill, afterwards a General in the CSA. In early 1862, he became the captain of Co. C, 3rd Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery. After the Seven Days fight, this organization disbanded on account of scarcity of horses and equipment and he was commissioned as a captain in Wynn's Cavalry Battalion, organized for State defense remaining as such until the surrender, he lived the remainder of his life as a wealthy planter in Vance Co. N. C. near the village of Kittrell, where the home he built in 1867 still stands and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. John Calhoun Tucker - Class of 1861 - Served as Private in Co. I, 39th Mississippi Infantry and died in service on December 28, 1862 near Port Hudson, Louisiana at the age of 23.
At the surrender, only seven of his company were reported in service. William Harrison Greene - Class of 1862 - Served as a lieutenant in Co. G, 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment assigned to the Rodes Brigade and the Army of Northern Virginia throughout the War, he was wounded in the leg at Sharpsburg, Maryland in September 1862. He became a gentleman farmer at Wayside, Mississippi. Dr. Fletcher Terry Seymour, M. D. - Class of 1862 - Served as a private in the 6th Tennessee Infantry in 1862. He was honorably discharged on account of ill health and became a merchant and planter at Eurekaton, Tenn. On November 14, 1860, the third independent fraternity to be named Chi Phi was founded at Hobart College, Geneva by twelve men who took the initiatory oath and received a badge; the twelve men became known throughout Chi Phi as the "Twelve Apostles". The fraternity was known as the "Secret Order of Chi Phi" and the first chapter would be called the Upsilon chapter; the Secret Order of Chi Phi
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States. The GOP was founded in 1854 by opponents of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which had expanded slavery into U. S. territories. The party subscribed to classical liberalism and took ideological stands that were anti-slavery and pro-economic reform. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president in the history of the United States; the Party was dominant over the Democrats during the Third Party System and Fourth Party System. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt formed the Progressive Party after being rejected by the GOP and ran unsuccessfully as a third-party presidential candidate calling for social reforms. After the 1912 election, many Roosevelt supporters left the Party, the Party underwent an ideological shift to the right; the liberal Republican element in the GOP was overwhelmed by a conservative surge begun by Barry Goldwater in 1964 that continued during the Reagan Era in the 1980s. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the party's core base shifted, with the Southern states becoming more reliably Republican in presidential politics and the Northeastern states becoming more reliably Democratic.
White voters identified with the Republican Party after the 1960s. Following the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, the Republican Party made opposition to abortion a key plank of its national party platform and grew its support among evangelicals. By 2000, the Republican Party was aligned with Christian conservatism; the Party's core support since the 1990s comes chiefly from the South, the Great Plains, the Mountain States and rural areas in the North. The 21st century Republican Party ideology is American conservatism, which contrasts with the Democrats' liberal platform and progressive wing; the GOP supports lower taxes, free market capitalism, a strong national defense, gun rights and restrictions on labor unions. The GOP was committed to protectionism and tariffs from its founding until the 1930s when it was based in the industrial Northeast and Midwest, but has grown more supportive of free trade since 1952. In addition to advocating for conservative economic policies, the Republican Party is conservative.
Founded in the Northern states in 1854 by abolitionists, modernizers, ex-Whigs and ex-Free Soilers, the Republican Party became the principal opposition to the dominant Democratic Party and the popular Know Nothing Party. The party grew out of opposition to the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise and opened Kansas Territory and Nebraska Territory to slavery and future admission as slave states; the Northern Republicans saw the expansion of slavery as a great evil. The first public meeting of the general anti-Nebraska movement, at which the name Republican was suggested for a new anti-slavery party, was held on March 20, 1854 in a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin; the name was chosen to pay homage to Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party. The first official party convention was held on July 1854 in Jackson, Michigan. At the 1856 Republican National Convention, the party adopted a national platform emphasizing opposition to the expansion of slavery into U. S. territories. While Republican candidate John C.
Frémont lost the 1856 United States presidential election to James Buchanan, he did win 11 of the 16 northern states. The Republican Party first came to power in the elections of 1860 when it won control of both houses of Congress and its candidate, former congressman Abraham Lincoln, was elected President. In the election of 1864, it united with War Democrats to nominate Lincoln on the National Union Party ticket. Under Republican congressional leadership, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution—which banned slavery in the United States—passed the Senate in 1864 and the House in 1865; the party's success created factionalism within the party in the 1870s. Those who felt that Reconstruction had been accomplished, was continued to promote the large-scale corruption tolerated by President Ulysses S. Grant, ran Horace Greeley for the presidency; the Stalwart faction defended Grant and the spoils system, whereas the Half-Breeds pushed for reform of the civil service. The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was passed in 1883.
The Republican Party supported hard money, high tariffs to promote economic growth, high wages and high profits, generous pensions for Union veterans, the annexation of Hawaii. The Republicans had strong support from pietistic Protestants, but they resisted demands for Prohibition; as the Northern postwar economy boomed with heavy and light industry, mines, fast-growing cities, prosperous agriculture, the Republicans took credit and promoted policies to sustain the fast growth. The GOP was dominant over the Democrats during the Third Party System. However, by 1890 the Republicans had agreed to the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Interstate Commerce Commission in response to complaints from owners of small businesses and farmers; the high McKinley Tariff of 1890 hurt the party and the Democrats swept to a landslide in the off-year elections defeating McKinley himself. The Democrats elected Grover Cleveland in 1884 and 1892; the election of William McKinley in 1896 was marked by a resurgence of Republican dominance that lasted until 1932.
McKinley promised that high tariffs would end the severe hardship caused by the Pa
James Duane Doty
James Duane Doty was a land speculator and politician in the United States who played an important role in the development of Wisconsin and Utah Territory. Born in Salem, New York, in 1799, Doty was less than three years old when his family moved to Martinsburg, New York, founded by his mother's brother General Walter Martin. Doty attended the Lowville Academy several miles north of Martinsburg in New York. In 1818, Doty moved to Detroit, the capital of Michigan Territory, where he became an apprentice to Charles Larned, the attorney general. On November 20, 1818, he was admitted to the bar in Michigan Territory, he practiced law until September 29, 1819, when he was appointed clerk of court for Michigan Territory. In June 1820 he resigned the clerkship in order to serve as secretary to the Lewis Cass expedition, a summer-long exploration of the part of Michigan Territory lying west of Lake Michigan as far as the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Upon his return to Detroit, Doty resumed his legal practice.
In the winter of 1822 Doty traveled to Washington, D. C. where on March 13, with the sponsorship of Henry Wheaton, he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. In 1823, a new federal judicial district was created for northern and western Michigan Territory, covering what is now the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Doty was appointed as the federal judge for the district by President James Monroe. Before taking up his new duties, on April 14, 1823, Doty married Sarah Collins at Whitesboro, New York; because he was required to live within his district and his new wife moved from Detroit to Prairie du Chien in 1823. Doty held court at Prairie du Chien, Green Bay, Mackinac, he served as the first postmaster of Prairie du Chien from 1823 to 1824. In 1824, Doty moved to Green Bay, where he lived until 1841. Doty remained the district judge until he was replaced by David Irvin in 1832. Following his career as a judge, Doty served as a member of the Michigan Territorial Council from 1834 to 1835, representing the western part of the territory.
In this capacity Doty argued for the creation of a new territorial government for Wisconsin, sending petitions to Congress in favor of splitting Michigan Territory into two parts, one east and one west of Lake Michigan. Doty had supported this idea as early as 1824, argued that the growing number of residents in Wisconsin were not adequately provided for by the territorial government in Detroit, hundreds of miles away from any settlement in Wisconsin. Doty claimed that votes sent by residents west of Lake Michigan could not be sent to Detroit in time to be counted, that the residents in Lower Michigan cared little about the affairs west of the lake. In 1835, his wishes were granted when the Governor of Michigan Territory created a separate legislature to govern the western part of the territory as Michigan prepared for statehood. In 1835, Doty campaigned to represent western Michigan Territory as a delegate in Congress, but he lost in a three-way election to George Wallace Jones. Both Doty and Jones were running as Democrats, but Doty had little true loyalty to any political party.
He was conservative in view and aligned himself with whichever people were most popular at any given time. After losing the election, Doty turned to land speculation and bought thousands of acres of land across the state, some of which he began developing into the city of Madison, Wisconsin. In 1836, Wisconsin Territory was created. Doty hoped to be the territorial governor, but President Andrew Jackson appointed Henry Dodge, Doty's longtime political rival, to the post. With no public title, Doty worked to improve his land holdings in what would become the city of Madison. Doty had this land surveyed and platted, made plans to create a city on the isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona. To gain recognition for the planned city, Doty lobbied the new territorial legislature to select his proposed city as the capital of Wisconsin. A temporary capital had been established at Belmont, but its distance from Milwaukee and Green Bay coupled with the dissatisfaction of many legislators towards the facilities at Belmont made it that the capital would be moved.
Doty used numerous tactics to ensure that Madison would be made capital city, wooing legislators with plans for canals and railroads and offering legislators who voted to make Madison the capital choice lots in the new city. Madison was declared permanent capital in November, 1836, construction at the new city began in 1837. In 1838, Doty was elected as Wisconsin Territory's congressional delegate, defeating George W. Jones in a rematch of the 1835 election. Despite being elected as a Democrat, Doty formed personal friendships with several Whigs in Washington, D. C. including Henry Clay. In 1840, Whig Party candidate William Henry Harrison was elected president, he made plans to appoint Doty to the governorship of Wisconsin Territory despite Doty's status as a Democrat. Harrison died before he could make the appointment, but vice president John Tyler fulfilled Harrison's desire after ascending to the presidency in 1841. Doty was unsuccessful as territorial governor, the Dodge supporters in the territorial legislature rejected most of the legislation Doty supported, Doty failed on four separate occasions to get public support for Wisconsin statehood.
Doty's term ended in 1844, he was not reappointed by Tyler, who instead selected Nathaniel P. Tallmadge to the post; this left Doty to once again return to his private life. In 1846, Doty returned to politics, this time as a delegate to the First Wisconsin Constitutional Convention. Doty came to the convention as an independent, but s
Wisconsin State Assembly
The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature. Together with the smaller Wisconsin Senate, the two constitute the legislative branch of the U. S. state of Wisconsin. Representatives are elected for two-year terms, elected during the fall elections. If a vacancy occurs in an Assembly seat between elections, it may be filled only by a special election; the Wisconsin Constitution limits the size of the State Assembly to between 54 and 100 members inclusive. Since 1973, the state has been divided into 99 Assembly districts apportioned amongst the state based on population as determined by the decennial census, for a total of 99 representatives. From 1848 to 1853 there were 66 assembly districts; the size of the Wisconsin State Senate is tied to the size of the Assembly. Presently, the Senate has 33 members, with each Senate district formed by combining three neighboring Assembly districts; the Assembly chamber is located in the west wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol building, in Madison, Wisconsin.
On July 8, 2015 a case was filed with the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin arguing that Wisconsin’s 2011 state assembly map was unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering favoring the Republican-controlled legislature which discriminated against Democratic voters; this case became filed with the court as Whitford v Gill. The case made it to the United States Supreme Court, which remanded the case; the Supreme Court held that the plaintiff challenging the state assembly map did not have standing to sue, therefore, the state assembly map was constitutional. In the Opinion of the Court, Chief Justice John Roberts stated that " federal court is not'a forum for generalized grievances," and the requirement of such a personal stake'ensures that courts exercise power, judicial in nature." Gill v. Whitford, 128 S. Ct. 1916. We enforce that requirement by insisting that a plaintiff Article III standing..." Justice Kagan filed a concurring opinion, in which Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined.
Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Gorsuch joined. Representatives elected or re-elected in the fall of 2016 receive an annual salary of $50,950. In addition to their salaries, representatives outside Dane County may receive up to $88 per day in living expenses while in Madison on state business. Members of the Dane County delegation are allowed up to $44 per day in expenses; each representative receives $75 per month in "out-of-session" pay when the legislature is in session for three days or less. Over two years, each representative is allotted $12,000 to cover general office expenses, printing and district mailings. According to a 1960 study, at that time Assembly salaries and benefits were so low that in Milwaukee County, positions on the County Board of Supervisors and the Milwaukee Common Council were considered more desirable than seats in the Assembly, an average of 23% of Milwaukee legislators did not seek re-election.
This pattern was not seen to hold to the same extent in the rest of the state, where local offices tended to pay less well. The corresponding state senate districts are shown as a senate district is formed by nesting three assembly districts. Wisconsin state elections, 2010 Wisconsin Legislature Wisconsin Senate American Legislative Exchange Council members Wisconsin State Assembly official government website State Assembly of Wisconsin at Project Vote Smart Wisconsin State Assembly at Ballotpedia Legislature Salary
Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
The Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin is the first person in the order of succession of Wisconsin's executive branch, thus serving as governor in the event of the death, removal, absence from the state, or incapacity due to illness of the Governor of Wisconsin. The position was first filled by John Edwin Holmes on June 7, 1848, the year that Wisconsin became a state; the lieutenant governor is Mandela Barnes, a Democrat who took office on January 7, 2019. Until 1979, the Wisconsin Constitution stated that in the event of the governor's death, removal from office, absence from the state or incapacity due to illness, "the powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the lieutenant governor". Lieutenant governors who served as governor during this period are referred to as "acting governors". In 1979, the constitution was amended to make this more specific: in the event of the governor's death, resignation, or removal from office, the lieutenant governor becomes governor. Under the original terms of the state constitution, the lieutenant governor was elected for a two-year term on a separate ticket from the governor.
After a 1967 amendment, the two have been nominated, voted upon, as a single ticket. The 1967 amendment increased the terms of both the governor and lieutenant governor to four years. There is no limit to the number of terms; the original constitution made no provision for a vacancy in the office of the lieutenant governor. In 1938, following the resignation of lieutenant governor Henry Gunderson, Governor Philip La Follette appointed Herman Ekern lieutenant governor to fill the vacancy; this appointment was challenged in court, ruled valid in the case State ex rel. Martin v. Ekern. In 1979 the constitution was amended to explicitly allow this: in the event of a vacancy in the office of the lieutenant governor, the governor nominates a candidate who becomes lieutenant governor for the remainder of the term upon his approval by the Wisconsin Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate. A lieutenant governor may be removed from office through a recall, they may choose to resign from office. No lieutenant governor has been impeached.
Rebecca Kleefisch is the only lieutenant governor in the history of any state to face recall election in 2012. She won the election with a six percent majority. If the governor appoints the lieutenant governor to a statutory board, committee or commission on which he is entitled membership as his representative, the lieutenant governor has all the authority in that position that would be granted the governor; the lieutenant governor presided over the state senate and cast a vote in the event of a tie. Forty-one individuals have held the office of lieutenant governor since Wisconsin's admission to the Union in 1848, two of whom—Warren Knowles and Jack Olson—have served for non-consecutive terms. List of Lieutenant Governors of Wisconsin Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Nelson Dewey was an American politician from the U. S. state of Wisconsin who served as the first Governor of Wisconsin. Dewey was born in Lebanon, Connecticut on December 19, 1813, to Lucy Dewey, his father's family had lived in New England since 1633, when their ancestor Thomas Due came to America from Kent County, England. Dewey's family moved to Butternuts, New York the year following his birth and he attended school there and in Louisville, New York. At the age of 16, he began attending the Hamilton Academy in New York, he attended the academy for three years, returned to Butternut to teach. Ebenezer Dewey, Dewey's father, was a lawyer, wished his son to join the same profession. Dewey began studying law in 1833, first with his father with the law firm Hanen & Davies with Samuel S. Bowne in Cooperstown, New York, he left Bowne in May 1836, in June of that year arrived in the lead-mining region of Galena, working as a clerk for Daniels, Dennison & Co. a firm of land speculators from New York.
About a week after he arrived, he moved to Wisconsin. He became a citizen of the territory in 1836. Daniels, Dennison & Co. had purchased the land on which Cassville was built, their plan was to develop and promote the village in the hopes that it grow and be chosen as the capital of Wisconsin Territory or of a future state. On March 4, 1837, Dewey was elected Register of Deeds for Wisconsin, he was, continued to be for the rest of his political career, a member of the Democratic Party. When Daniels, Dennison & Co.'s business plans collapsed in 1838, after Madison was chosen to be the capital, Dewey moved to Lancaster, where he was admitted to the bar in an examination held by Charles Dunn, the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Territory. As a lawyer, he entered into a partnership with J. Allen Barber, which lasted from 1840 until May 1848. Together, they became well known in Wisconsin's lead-mining region, acquiring mines and investing in mining companies. In November 1838, Dewey was elected to the territorial assembly as representative from Grant County.
He served as an assemblyman until 1842, when the voters of Grant County elected him to the territorial council. He failed to be re-elected in 1846, due to a new Whig majority in Grant County. After Wisconsin became a state in 1848, the Democratic Party held a convention to nominate its candidate for Governor of Wisconsin. During the ratification of the state's constitution in 1847 and 1848, the state party had become divided into two major factions, one centered in the lead-mining regions, another centered in the eastern portion of the state; each faction favored its own candidate for governor: Hiram Barber from the lead-region faction and Morgan L. Martin from the eastern faction, they decided on Nelson Dewey, not associated with either faction. The party hoped that Dewey might attract voters from the now Whig-majority Grant County; the election was held on May 8, 1848, Dewey defeated the Whig candidate, John Hubbard Tweedy, the independent Charles Durkee becoming the first governor of the State of Wisconsin.
John E. Holmes a Democrat, was elected lieutenant governor in the same election. In May, Dewey's law and business partnership with Barber came to an end. Dewey's first term as governor began on June 7, 1848, lasted until January 7, 1850. During his time as governor, Dewey oversaw the transition from the territorial to the new state government, he encouraged the development of the state's infrastructure the construction of new roads, railroads and harbors, as well as the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. During his administration, the State Board of Public Works was organized. Dewey was known for opposing the spread of slavery into new states and territories and for advocating the popular election of U. S. Senators. Near the end of his term, he married Catherine Dunn, the daughter of Charles Dunn, the former chief justice of Wisconsin Territory. During Dewey's first term as governor, the Wisconsin Legislature passed an act decreeing that the biennial elections for governor would begin in 1849.
Samuel W. Beall a Democrat, was elected lieutenant governor in the same election. Dewey was elected the first president of the Wisconsin Historical Society the same year. Dewey's second term began on January 7, 1850 and lasted until January 5, 1852. Dewey lost much popular support during his terms as governor, due both to his inability to overcome the factionalism within his own party and to his association with Wisconsin's lead-mining regions, which were losing power in Wisconsin politics, he chose not to run for a third term. After his time as governor, Dewey returned to Lancaster, he remained active in politics, however: in 1853, Dewey ran against Chief Justice Orasmus Cole for a seat in the Wisconsin State Senate for Wisconsin's Sixteenth District.