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Michael Edmund BURKE

(1863-1918)

BURKE, Michael Edmund, a Representative from Wisconsin; born at Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis., October 15, 1863; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Wayland Academy at Beaver Dam in 1884; studied law at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1886 and 1887; was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice at Beaver Dam; town clerk 1887-1889; member of the State assembly 1891-1893; served in the State senate 1895-1899; city attorney of Beaver Dam 1893-1908; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904; elected mayor of Beaver Dam and served from 1908 to 1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916; died at Beaver Dam, Wis., December 12, 1918; interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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