Christopher L. Sholes (1819 to 1890)

Section 10, Block 18, Lot 3

Best known as the inventor of the typewriter, Sholes was active in newspaper publishing and politics. He was Milwaukee postmaster during the Civil War and later became port collector and commissioner of public works. An active inventor, he developed several devices during his newspaper career. Rights to the typewriter were sold to the Remington Company.

Christopher L. Sholes (1819 to 1890)