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Author: Paul Haubrich

Class of 1880: Henry Harnischfager

Today is the future from a century ago. During that bygone era, would young leaders of industry, government, health care, and education in Milwaukee been able to imagine the generational impact their lives would have on the city we live in today? Henry Harnischfager Age: 25 He was born in Salmunster, Germany and received and education thru the 8th grade and then was apprenticed as locksmith prior to migrating to the U.S. in 1872.He worked in various east coast cities also learning the machine tool trade and in 1881 took a position as foreman of the Whitehall Sewing Machine...

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Class of 1846: Alexander Mitchell

Today is the future from a century ago. During that bygone era, would young leaders of industry, government, health care, and education in Milwaukee been able to imagine the generational impact their lives would have on the city we live in today? Alexander Mitchell Age: 29 Mitchel was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland coming to Milwaukee in 1839 to be the secretary to the Wisconsin Marine and Fire Insurance Co. This company was financed by fellow Scotsman George Smith of Chicago who Mitchell would buy out in 1854. While it was always an Insurance company (boats on the Great Lakes)...

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Yesteryear’s Forty Under 40

Today is the future from a century ago. During that bygone era, would young leaders of industry, government, health care, and education in Milwaukee been able to imagine the generational impact their lives would have on the city we live in today? Forty Under 40 is a modern media convention created to recognize future leaders. This social spotlight evolved from the hindsight of past individuals who ascended to accomplish so much in their industry or for society. But long before such American icons as Washington and Lincoln were Presidents, they were young hopefuls. Would either have made a Forty...

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