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George Washington CATE

(1825-1905)

CATE, George Washington, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., September 17, 1825; attended the common schools; studied law and was admitted to the bar at Montpelier in 1845; moved to Wisconsin the same year and commenced the practice of law in Plover, Portage County; member of the State assembly in 1852 and 1853; moved to Stevens Point; elected judge of the circuit court in April 1854 and served in that capacity until March 4, 1875, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Stevens Point, Portage County, Wis., and died there March 7, 1905; interment in Forest Cemetery.

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

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