Joseph RANKIN, Congress, WI (1833-1886)

RANKIN Joseph , a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Passaic, N.J., September 25, 1833; pursued an academic course; moved to Mishicott, Manitowoc County, Wis., in 1854 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the county board in 1859; member of the State assembly in 1860; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 and was chosen captain of Company D, Twenty-sixth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; after the war settled in Manitowoc, Wis.; city clerk of Manitowoc 1866-1871; again a member of the State assembly 1871-1874; served in the State senate 1877-1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1883, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1886; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wis.

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

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