CARY, William Joseph

CARY, William Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1865–1934

Biography

CARY, William Joseph, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Wis., March 22, 1865; educated in the public schools and St. John's Academy; was left an orphan at the age of eleven, when he became a messenger boy; studied telegraphy and was employed as a telegraph operator 1883-1895; engaged in the brokerage business 1895-1905; elected a member of the board of aldermen of Milwaukee in 1900 and was reelected in 1902 for the term ending in 1904; served as sheriff of Milwaukee County 1904-1906; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; served as county clerk of Milwaukee County 1921-1933; died in Milwaukee, Wis., January 2, 1934; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. Congress. House. Committee on elections no. 3. Winfield R. Gaylord v. William J. Cary. Hearings before the Committee on elections no. 3, House of Representatives, Sixty-fourth Congress, first session, on contested-election case of Winfield R. Gaylord against William J. Cary, Congressman from the fourth district of the state of Wisconsin. Friday, March 17, 1916. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916.

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