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Elmer Addison MORSE

(1870-1945)

MORSE, Elmer Addison, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Franksville, Racine County, Wis., on May 11, 1870; attended the common schools of Racine County; was graduated from Ripon College, Wisconsin, in 1893; elected county superintendent of schools of Racine County in 1893 and reelected in 1895; attended the law school of the University of Wisconsin at Madison; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Antigo, Wis.; city attorney of Antigo 1900-1906; also engaged in the insurance and real estate business from 1900 until his death; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law at Antigo, Wis.; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1934 and 1940; died at Rochester, Minn., on October 4, 1945; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Antigo, Wis.

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

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