Bio: Pound, Thaddeus C. Honorable (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 215.


HON. THADDEUS C. POUND, Chippewa Falls, was born in the town of Elk, Warren Co., Pa., Dec. 6, 1832. In 1838 his parents, Elijah and Judith Pound, removed with their family to Monroe County, N.Y. Came to Rock County, Wis., in 1847. Commenced teaching when he was fifteen years of age. Attended Milton Academy several terms; afterwards taught the high school at Caledonia, Livingston Co., N. Y. Was at the Rushford Academy in Allegany County, N. Y., for a time. Came to Chippewa Falls in Spring of 1856. Commenced here as a book-keeper, and continued to advance until he became the foremost leader in public enterprises. He was member of the Assembly in 1864, 1866, 1867 and 1869. In the latter year he was elected Lieutenant Governor. Since 1876 he has represented the Eighth District in Congress, this being his third term. He organized and pushed to completion the Chippewa Falls and Western Railway. Mr. Pound has been prominently identified with the river and harbor improvement bills in Congress, and to him great credit is due for the earnest support which he has given to the present reservoir system pertaining to the Mississippi River and its tributaries.



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