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Bovee (Marvin H.) Correspondence
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Collection primarily consists of letters received by Marvin H. Bovee regarding the abolition of capital punishment and Democratic politics, dating from 1850 to 1887.
Marvin H. Bovee (1827-1888), a Wisconsin Democratic politician and social reformer, was born in Amsterdam, New York. In 1843, he moved to the Wisconsin territory and in 1852 was elected a state senator. Bovee led a successful campaign to abolish capital punishment in Wisconsin in 1853 and went on to become a national expert in the death penalty and prison reform.
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