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John Charles SCHAFER

(1893-1962)

SCHAFER, John Charles, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Wis., May 7, 1893; attended the public schools of Wauwatosa and West Allis High School; employed in the office of the Allis-Chalmers Co.; during the First World War enlisted in the Thirteenth Engineers on May 24, 1917, and served twenty-two months in France; engaged as a locomotive engineer on the Chicago & North Western Railroad; member of Wauwatosa School Board, district No. 11; member of the State assembly in 1921; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress and in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; elected to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress and for election in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; unsuccessfully contested the election of Thaddeus F.B. Wasielewski in the Seventy-eighth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress, in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress, and in 1957 for the senatorial nomination to fill a vacancy; engaged in the sale of automotive electrical equipment and in the insurance business in Oak Park, Ill.; died in Pewaukee, Wis., June 9, 1962; interment in Arlington Park, Milwaukee, Wis.

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

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