Aug 3, 1820 – Nov 12, 1883
Madison's 9th Mayor 1869 to 1870
Former Proudfit House
He was a close associate of Governor William Barstow. His political enemies claimed Barstow had improperly awarded him a
contract to erect the State Insane Asylum.
He settled here in 1854 and was vice president of the First National Bank, director of the Madison Gas Company and Park
Hotel, and city treasurer.
He served in the state senate from 1858 to 1859; at the time his occupation was listed as "gentleman" in the city directory.
Proudfit built the south wing of the state prison in 1854, the north wing of the
Capitol in 1864, and two wings of the Insane Asylum from 1866 to 1867.