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George Wilbur Peck (1840–1916)

Peck, George Wilbur. An American politician and humorist; born in New York State in 1840; died in 1916. He was at one time mayor of Milwaukee, and subsequently governor of Wisconsin. In 1883 he published ‘Peck’s Bad Boy and his Pa,’ a humorous book which attained immediate popularity and was subsequently successfully dramatized. His other works include: ‘A Compendium of Fun’ (1883); ‘How Private George W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion’ (1887); ‘Peck’s Bad Boy with the Circus’; ‘Peck’s Bad Boy with the Cowboys’ (1907).