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Charles Herman WEISSE

(1866-1919)

WEISSE, Charles Herman, a Representative from Wisconsin; born near Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wis., October 24, 1866; attended the public schools and St. Paul Lutheran School; in 1880 started to work in a tannery and became a partner in 1888; president of the city council of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., 1893-1896; treasurer of the school board 1897-1900; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1904 and 1908; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; engaged in the manufacture of leather and in various other business enterprises in his native city; accidentally killed in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., October 8, 1919; interment in Falls Cemetery.

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

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