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Karl Cortlandt SCHUYLER

(1877-1933)
Senate Years of Service:
1932-1933
Party:
Republican

SCHUYLER, Karl Cortlandt, a Senator from Colorado; born in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 3, 1877; attended the Colorado Springs public schools; worked on the Colorado Midland Railroad; graduated from the law school of the University of Denver in 1898; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Colorado Springs; in 1905 moved to Denver, Colo., where he continued the practice of law; trustee of the University of Denver and of Colorado Woman’s College at Denver, Colo.; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1920; elected on November 8, 1932, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles W. Waterman and served from December 7, 1932, to March 3, 1933; at the same election was an unsuccessful candidate for the full term beginning March 4, 1933; resumed the practice of law in Denver; was struck by an automobile and killed in New York City, July 31, 1933; interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

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

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