Mr Peck Was Born In New York In , But He Lived In Wisconsin From Until His Death, April , He Was Connected With Newspapers At Whitewater, Jefferson, La Crosse, And Milwaukee He Founded The Sun At La Crosse In , And Later Removed It To Milwaukee, Where He Called It Peck S Sun At One Time He Was Unquestionably The Best Known Writer In Wisconsin, And The Best Known Wisconsin Writer Throughout The Country, Which Fame Came To Him Through His Peck S Bad Boy Sketches He Was Also The Author Of Peck S Compendium Of Fun, Peck S Sunshine, Together With Almost Countless Sketches Which Usually Were In Some Way Connected With The Mischief Loving, Mirth Provoking Bad Boy Neighbors Of The Pecks In Whitewater Tend, By Their Recollection Of The Former Governor, To Confirm The Suspicion That Not All Of Peck S Bad Boy Was Fiction, And That The Author Himself May Have Played A Not Inconsiderable Part In The Scenes Therein Depicted Mr Peck S Fellow Citizens In Milwaukee Honored Him With The Mayoralty, And The Citizens Of The State Made Him Governor From To He Had A Keen Memory For His Old Friends And Citizens, Both Young And Old, Who Could Remind Him Of Some Of His Old Neighbors In Whitewater Or Jefferson Were Always Sure Of A Pleasant Chat With Him
George Wilbur Peck was an American writer, politician, and the 17th Governor of Wisconsin He founded newspapers in Ripon and La Crosse, Wisconsin The latter weekly newspaper contained Peck s humorous writings, including his famous Peck s Bad Boy stories.
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