Elisha Williams “Boss” Keyes (Pronounced Kize)
  • Born January 23, 1828 – Died November 29, 1910
  • Madison's 6th and 22nd Mayor 1865, 1866 & 1886
  • Keyes Avenue named in his honor
  • Keyes House in Mansion Hill, a Madison landmark
  • Stonebridge Park in Monona was part of the Keyes' Farm
  • Interred at Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Practiced law with George B. Smith
  • Beginning his long and colorful political career as a Whig, eventually became a staunch Republican
  • Postmaster of Madison in 1861-1882 & 1897-1910
  • Municipal judge of Dane County 1889-1892
  • 1877-1889 served as regent of the University of Wisconsin