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Mark Douglas (September 19, 1829 – September 12, 1900) was an American farmer, businessman, and politician.

Born in Dumfries, Scotland, Douglas emigrated to the United States in 1845 and settled in the town of Melrose, Wisconsin Territory. He was a farmer, and in the logging and lumber business and a mill owner(1). He was postmaster of Melrose, Wisconsin and served as chairman of the town board.

He served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1874 and the Wisconsin State Senate in 1876 and 1877 as a Republican. He also served on the Wisconsin Fish Commission. He died in Melrose, Wisconsin. 

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1.  James D. Perry, Judge of Jackson County, whose father was a pioneer of the county, was at one time manager of the mill.


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