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Politician members in Wisconsin

  Harry Wilfred Adams (b. 1879) — also known as Harry W. Adams — of Beloit, Rock County, Wis. Born in Blanchardville, Lafayette County, Wis., February 13, 1879. Lawyer; chairman, Dell Food Specialty Co.; director, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co.; mayor of Beloit, Wis., 1914-18. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen; Kiwanis. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Adams and Alice B. (Collie) Adams; married, June 15, 1904, to Prudence M. Bennett; nephew of Alva Adams and William Herbert Adams (1861-1954); grandson of John Adams.
  Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
  William A. Anderson (1873-1954) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Adams County, Wis., October 19, 1873. Lawyer; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1931-33; candidate for justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1934; municipal judge in Minnesota, 1936-43; district judge in Minnesota, 1944. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Modern Woodmen; Sons of Norway; Foresters. Died December 12, 1954 (age 81 years, 54 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Anderson and Cynthia E. (Harrison) Anderson; married, November 25, 1897, to Myra Blackmun.
  Willis Gaylord Clark Bagley (1873-1943) — also known as Willis G. C. Bagley; W. G. C. Bagley — of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Born in Magnolia, Rock County, Wis., October 29, 1873. Republican. Banker; in 1934, during a bank robbery, John Dillinger shot at him and missed; Iowa state treasurer, 1939-43; died in office 1943. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Moose; Maccabees; American Bankers Association; Lions. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, October 20, 1943 (age 69 years, 356 days). Interment at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Shepherd Stephen Bagley and Louisa (Cain) Bagley; married, May 15, 1895, to Winifred Bogardus (1874-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert N. Bort (1845-1925) — of Bridgewater, Oneida County, N.Y.; Beloit, Rock County, Wis.; Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Hastings, Oswego County, N.Y., May 10, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; dry goods merchant; bank director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1880; investment manager for Modern Woodmen of America. Member, Modern Woodmen of America; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill., January 23, 1925 (age 79 years, 258 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Beloit, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas N. Bort (1787-1872) and Elizabeth (Horton) Bort (1804-1880); married, October 15, 1867, to Flora Marcella Williams (1848-1915).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willard H. Burney (1857-1943) — of Hartington, Cedar County, Neb. Born in Grant County, Wis., July 5, 1857. Republican. Farmer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives 15th District, 1919. Congregationalist. Member, Woodmen. Died in Hartington, Cedar County, Neb., 1943 (age about 85 years). Interment at Hartington Cemetery, Hartington, Neb.
  Relatives: Married 1880 to Julia A. Jones; father of Dwight Willard Burney (1892-1987).
  Virgil H. Cady (b. 1876) — of Baraboo, Sauk County, Wis. Born in Excelsior, Richland County, Wis., December 25, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1909-10; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1914; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1926. Member, Woodmen; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William C. Cady and Emogene (Huntington) Cady; married, July 14, 1903, to Margaret Pelley.
Daniel W. Hoan Daniel Webster Hoan (1881-1961) — also known as Daniel W. Hoan — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wis., March 12, 1881. Lawyer; attorney for Wisconsin Federation of Labor, 1908-10; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1916-40; defeated, 1948; Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1944, 1946; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948, 1952 (alternate); Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 10th District, 1948; candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1950; Democratic candidate for Wisconsin state senate 8th District, 1952. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; Eagles; Woodmen. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 11, 1961 (age 80 years, 91 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Presumably named for: Daniel Webster
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Webster Hoan and Margaret Augusta (Hood) Hoan; married, October 9, 1909, to Agnes B. Magner; married, April 8, 1944, to Gladys Arthur.
  Cross-reference: Joseph A. Padway
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Detroit Free Press, October 2, 1932
  Walter Cecil Owen (b. 1868) — also known as Walter C. Owen — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis.; Maiden Rock, Pierce County, Wis. Born in Trenton town, Pierce County, Wis., September 26, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state senate 10th District, 1907-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1913-18; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1918-29. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bradley Owen and Ellen (Johnston) Owen; married, October 30, 1891, to Alta L. Otis.
Peter Pyszczynski Peter Pyszczynski (b. 1892) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., June 27, 1892. Democrat. Shoe worker; tavern owner; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 12th District, 1937-46. Polish ancestry. Member, Modern Woodmen of America. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Wilfred Schuele (b. 1906) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Hales Corners, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 15, 1906. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Milwaukee County 15th District; defeated, 1956; elected 1958; member of Wisconsin state senate 5th District; elected 1964, 1966, 1970. Member, Eagles; Woodmen of the World. Burial location unknown.
  Edward W. Weisbrod (1866-1933) — of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis., December 3, 1866. Democrat. Insurance agent; real estate business; candidate in primary for mayor of Oshkosh, Wis., 1907; candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Winnebago County 1st District, 1916. German ancestry. Member, Knights of Pythias; Modern Woodmen. Accidentally killed by carbon monoxide while painting his automobile in his garage, in Black Wolf town, Winnebago County, Wis., February 19, 1933 (age 66 years, 78 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Rudolph J. Weisbrod (1839-1902) and Sophia (Arnold) Weisbrod (1841-1917); married, June 24, 1896, to Louise Anna Gustavus; first cousin of Albert W. Weisbrod (1851-1892).
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