Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter (1824 to 1881)

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Later known as Matthew Hale Carpenter, he was first elected to the U.S. Senate by the Wisconsin legislature in 1869. He returned to the Senate in 1879. His career there was colorful and controversial, but he distinguished himself as one of the nation’s leading constitutional lawyers.

Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter (1824 to 1881)