From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 986

FRANK H. FIRMIN, President and Treasurer of the Madison Plow Company, is a native of Springfield, Mass.; came to Madison in 1852, and has resided here ever since. Was Deputy Register of Deeds, and clerk of the Courts of Dane County; was also Assistant Attorney General and Private and Military Secretary of Gov. Lewis. In 1872, he was a candidate for the General Assembly of the capital district. He has practiced law, as member of the firms of ORTON, HOPKINS & FIRMIN, and SPENCER & FIRMIN. Was one of the original Directors of the old Madison Institute, also of the Free Library, which was the first in the State. Was married in 1875 to Miss Edith M., daughter of C. H. BILLINGS, an old pioneer of Madison. Has one daughter - Irene. He has been connected with the plow company since 1866. Is a capable and energetic man; has the New England capacity combined with the Western vim and enterprise.

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