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Thomas Pendleton Burnett was a United States politician in the Wisconsin Territory.


Burnett was born to John and Judith Burnett on September 3, 1800 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He would pursue a career as a lawyer, and would be present for the surrender of Black Hawk, and the end of the Black Hawk War. On December 29, 1836, Burnett married Lucia Maria Brunson. That year he would also serve as a member of the Wisconsin Territorial Council. Burnett died of typhoid fever on November 7, 1845 in Grant County, Wisconsin.[1] Burnett County, Wisconsin is named after him.[2]




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