Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
Van Auken, Lillian H.
Mrs. Mary Baker Cameron, pp. 60-62 PDF (628.3 KB)
Cameron served two terms as State Senator, namely the years of 1863 and 1864 and the years of 1871 and 1872. He was a delegate at large to the National Republican Convention at Baltimore in 1864. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly during the years of 1865, 1866 and 1867 and Speaker of the House during the latter year. He was one of the Regents of the Wisconsin State University from 1866 to 1875. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1875 and was re-elected to fill out the unexpired term of Matthew H. Carpenter, thus serving ten years in the U. S. Senate. Senator Angus Cameron's name will go down in history as one of the distinguished men of the State of Wisconsin. During all these years, Mrs. Cameron spent in public life, she made many friends and she possessed a "Roose- veltian" memory for recalling names and faces. As the popular wife of Senator Cameron in his home State as well as at the Capitol at Washington, D. C., together with the independent name she made for herself as the first Regent and Founder of the La Crosse Chapter of Daugh- ters of the American Revolution, as well as being the first National Vice-President General elected from the state of Wisconsin by Continental Congress held at Washington in 1898, also her appointment as the first Vice-President of the Colonial Dames for the State of Wisconsin will cause her name to go down in the his- tory of the State as one of her favorite and famous women. Six years after the memorable vote cast by the Sons of the American Revolution excluding women the right of becoming members of this newly-formed patriotic society thus causing the daughter descendants of the Revolutionary soldiers to band themselves together and form a separate organization, the D. A. R. spirit reached La Crosse, through the untiring zeal of Mrs. Angus Cameron. Her enthusiasm led her to give sevral prlim- inary social functions. She gave a reception to a large number of ladies she deemed eligible, at the same time urging them to search their family records so that they could become charter members of the La Crosse Chapter 61
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