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William Joseph CARY

(1865-1934)

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.

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

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