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      Famous Wisconsin ~ General Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964 - Douglas MacArthur was a brilliant, controversial, aloof, egotistical, imperious, courageous, highly intelligent five-star U.S. Army General. His father, Arthur McArthur, was the fourth governor of Wisconsin.

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