Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Lucius Fairchild-- Part 4: Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Dimplomat and C-in-C Grand Army of the Republic


He resigned from the Army on November 1, 1863 and was appointed Wisconsin Secretary of State which office he held 1864-1866, before serving three terms as the governor of Wisconsin.  He was in office at the time of the Peshtigo Fire and greatly helped relieve the suffering.

Fairchild was appointed U.S. consul to Liverpool in 1871 and consul general at Paris (1881-1882) and then was in Spain.

From 1886 to 1887, he was the  commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic.

He is buried at Forest Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin.

--Old Secesh

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