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William Musgrave CALDER

(1869-1945)
Senate Years of Service:
1917-1923
Party:
Republican

CALDER, William Musgrave, a Representative and a Senator from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 3, 1869; attended the public schools of Brooklyn; apprenticed to the carpenter’s trade and studied at the evening school of Cooper Institute, New York City; engaged in building construction in 1893; building commissioner of the Borough of Brooklyn 1902-1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for reelection in 1914; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1923; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); again engaged in building construction and was also a director in many Brooklyn financial institutions; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 3, 1945; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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