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Encyclopedia > James Duane Doty
Painting of James Duane Doty by George H. Patch
Painting of James Duane Doty by George H. Patch

James Duane Doty (November 5, 1799June 13, 1865) was a land speculater and politician in the United States who played a large role in the development of Wisconsin and Utah Territory. Image File history File links JamesDuaneDoty. ... Image File history File links JamesDuaneDoty. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... The Utah Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed between 1850 and 1896. ...

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Legal career

James Doty was born in Salem, New York in 1799, where he attended school and went on to study law. In 1818 he moved to Detroit, Michigan and was admitted to the bar as a lawyer in 1819. He started practicing law, and shortly later he was made the clerk of court of Michigan Territory. Salem, New York is the name of two locations in Washington County, New York in the USA. Village of Salem Town of Salem For other usages of the word Salem, go to Salem. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Nickname: Motor City Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... A bar association is a professional body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


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, and, because he was required to live within his the district, Doty moved from Detroit to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1823. Doty regularly held court at Prairie du Chien, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Mackinac Island, Michigan. He also served as postmaster at Prairie du Chien from 1823 to 1824. In 1824, Doty moved to Green Bay, where he would continue living until 1841. Doty remained the district judge until he was replaced by David Ervin in 1832. 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For purposes of the federal judicial system, Congress has divided the United States into judicial districts. ... From 1805-1818, the western border was a line through Lake Michigan. ... The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the northern of the two major land masses that comprise the U.S. state of Michigan. ... James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth (1817 - 1825) President of the United States and author of the Monroe Doctrine. ... Prairie du Chien is the county seat of Crawford County, Wisconsin. ... Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Mackinac Island is a city located on Mackinac Island and Round Island in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Territorial Politics

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, and argued that the growing number of residents in Wisconsin were not adequately provided for by the territorial government in Detroit, which was 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, and that the residents in Lower Michigan cared little about the affairs west of the lake. In 1835, his wishes were partially granted when the Governor of Michigan Territory created a separate legislature to govern the western part of the territory as Michigan prepared for statehood. 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Congress in Joint Session. ... Sunset on Lake Michigan Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1835, Doty campaigned to represent western Michigan Territory as a delegate in Congress, but he lost in a three way election to George W. 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 usually 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. George Wallace Jones (April 12, 1804 - July 22, 1896) was one of the first two United States Senators to represent the state of Iowa after it was admitted to the Union as a state in 1846. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Speculation involves the buying, holding, and selling of stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, collectibles, real estate, derivatives or any valuable thing to profit from fluctuations in its price as opposed to buying it for use or for income ( via dividends, interest etc). ... Wisconsin State Capitol Motto: Nickname: Mad Town Map Political Statistics Founded 1836 Incorporated 1848 Dane County Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 219. ...


In 1836, Wisconsin Territory was officially 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 plotted, and made plans to create a city on an 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 already been established at Belmont, Wisconsin, but its distance from Milwaukee and Green Bay coupled with the dissatisfaction of many legislators towards the facilities at Belmont made it likely 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, and construction at the new city began in 1837. Charles Darwin 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Wisconsin Territory became an organized territory of the United States by an act of U.S. Congress passed on April 20, 1836 which went into effect on July 3, 1836. ... Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845), was the first governor of Florida (1821), seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), hero of the Battle of New Orleans (1815), a founder of the Democratic Party, and the eponym of the era of Jacksonian democracy. ... Henry Dodge (October 12, 1782 - June 19, 1867) was a member of the Democratic Party who served in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1848 - 1857. ... The Isthmus of Panama connects North and South America. ... Belmont is a village located in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: The City of Festivals, The Brew City, The Cream City, The Nations Watering Hole Official website: http://www. ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


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, Dodge formed personal friendships with several Whigs in Washington, D.C., including Henry Clay. In 1840, Whig Party candidate William Henry Harrison was elected president, and 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 the Harrison's desire after ascending to the presidency in 1841. Doty was largely unsuccessful as territorial governor, the Dodge supporters in the territorial legislature rejected most of the legislation Doty supported, and Doty failed on four separate occasions to get public support for Wisconsin statehood. Doty's term ended in 1844, and he was not reappointed by Tyler, who instead selected Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge to the post. This left Doty to once again return to his private life. | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the Whigs in the United States: for other uses of the term, see Whig (disambiguation). ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 in Hanover County, Virginia, USA – June 29, 1852 in Washington, D.C.) was a leading American statesman and orator who served in both the House of Representatives and Senate. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) was the tenth (1841-1845) President of the United States. ... take you to calendar). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Nathaniel Tallmadge Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge (1795-1864) was a United States Senator from New York and a Governor of the Wisconsin Territory. ...


Wisconsin statehood

In 1846, Doty returned to politics, this time as a delegate to Wisconsin's constitutional convention. Doty came to the convention as an independent, but sided with the Whigs on most issues and emerged as the opposition leader at the convention, which had a clear Democratic majority. After much debate, the convention produced a constitution, but the state's residents considered the document to be too radical and voted in down in a referendum, despite public campaigns for the constitution led by Doty and other delegates. A second convention called in late 1847 produced a constitution that was accepted by the people, and this enabled Wisconsin to achieve statehood in 1848. Doty was elected to the United States House of Representatives shortly after Wisconsin became a state, and served from 1849 to 1853, when he was replaced by John B. Macy. After leaving Congress, Doty left public life and retired to his home on an island (now named Doty Island) between Neenah and Menasha, Wisconsin. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Neenah is a city located in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. ... Menasha is a city located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ...


Career in Utah

In 1861, Doty returned to public service when Republican President Abraham Lincoln appointed him to the position of Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Utah Territory. Doty was successful in this position, and following the 1863 resignation of Stephen Harding, the Governor of Utah Territory, Lincoln gave Doty the governorship. As governor, Doty sought to repair relations between the federal government and the territory's Mormons, who had greatly disliked many of the previous territorial governors. Doty also promoted the construction of schools and negotiations with local Native American tribes. Doty died in office on June 13, 1865, shortly after the outbreak of Utah's Black Hawk War. He was buried at the Fort Douglas Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... The Utah Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed between 1850 and 1896. ... A painting commemorating the 1111 founding of the monastery of Citeaux, showing saints Robert, Alberic, and Stephen Harding venerating the Blessed Virgin Mary. ... The neutrality of this section is disputed. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Photo by Edward S. Curtis. ... Antonga Black Hawk was a Ute Indian born in Spring Lake, Utah around 1830. ... Nickname: Crossroads of the West Official website: http://www. ...

Preceded by:
Stephen Selwyn Harding
Governor of Utah Territory
18631865
Succeeded by:
Charles Durkee

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