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.