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WEISSE, Charles Herman (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.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, WI
Papers: 1903-1904, 1 volume.
A letterpress book containing copies of letters written by Charles Weisse during the first year he served in Congress, usually concerning nominations and constituent requests. Some of the letters are badly faded and difficult to read.