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Thomas CALE

(1848-1941)

CALE, Thomas, a Delegate from the Territory of Alaska; born in Underhill, Chittenden County, Vt., September 17, 1848; attended the district schools and Bell Academy, Underhill Flats, Vt.; moved to Fort Edward, Washington County, N.Y., in 1866; taught school near Underhill Center, Vt., in 1867 and 1868; moved to Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1869; taught school in several districts in Fond du Lac County and then engaged in agricultural pursuits near Eden, Wis.; town clerk of Eden 1881-1884; member of the board of commissioners of Fond du Lac County 1884-1886; returned to Fond du Lac and served as undersheriff of Fond du Lac County 1886-1888; county sheriff 1888-1890; engaged as a salesman of farm machinery; moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1898 and engaged in mining; elected as an Independent to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); was not a candidate for renomination in 1908; engaged in farming near McLaughlin, S.Dak., 1910-1915 and near Stevens Point, Wis., 1915-1920; retired from active pursuits in 1920 and resided in Fond du Lac, Wis., until his death in that city on February 3, 1941; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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