Silas W. Lamoreaux
|Silas W. Lamoreaux|
|28th Commissioner of the General Land Office|
March 28, 1893 – March 25, 1897
|Appointed by||Grover Cleveland|
|Preceded by||William M. Stone|
|Succeeded by||Binger Hermann|
March 8, 1843|
Madison County, New York
|Died||August 5, 1909
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
|Service/branch||Army of the Potomac|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Silas W. Lamoreaux was born in Madison County, New York on March 8, 1843, and came to Wisconsin in 1852. He was admitted to the bar at age 21. He enlisted in the Union Army in 1864, and participated with the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War.
Lamoreaux was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1872, and was elected judge in his county in 1877. He was appointed Commissioner of the General Land Office by Grover Cleveland, serving 1893-1897.
Lamoreaux founded the Beaver Dam Malleable Iron Works, which employed 750 men at the time of his death. He also was president of the German National Bank of Beaver Dam. He died in Beaver Dam on August 5, 1909, after a long illness with diabetes.
- White, C. Albert; Bureau of Land Management. A history of the rectangular survey system. Government Printing Office. p. 194.
- Silas W. Lamoreux, Wisconsin Historical Society
- "Obituary". The Iron Trade Review 45: 285. 1909-08-12.
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1872,' Biographical Sketch of Silas W. Lamoreux, pg.446