Timothy Burke (politician)

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Timothy Burke
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Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 2nd district
In office
January 4, 1909 January 5, 1925

Timothy Burke (February 2, 1866 December 31, 1926) was an American lawyer and Republican politician from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He served in the State Assembly for the 1895 and 1907 sessions, and represented Brown County in the Wisconsin Senate for 16 years (19091925).



Burke was born on February 2, 1866, on a farm in the town of Morrison, Wisconsin. [1] [2] He initially worked as a teacher and farmer. He entered law school in 1897 and passed the bar exam in December that year. [2] During the First World War he served in the Wisconsin State Guard. [2] He died in Green Bay on December 31, 1926. [2]

Political career

Burke was a member of the assembly from 1895 to 1896, again from 1907 to 1908. In between tenures in the assembly, he was sheriff of Brown County, Wisconsin from 1901 until 1902. [2] He became chairman of the Brown County Republican Party in 1904 and served until 1911, and served in the senate from 1909 to 1925. After his defeat in the 1924 Republican primary by John B. Chase, (an adherent of Senator Robert M. LaFollette), he returned to practicing law. [2]

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  1. "Timothy Burke". Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "'Tim' Burke Brown County Senator Is Dead". Manitowoc Herald-Times. December 31, 1926. p. 1. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2014 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
Wisconsin State Assembly
Preceded byMember of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the Brown 2nd district
January 7, 1895 January 4, 1897
Succeeded by
Preceded byMember of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the Brown 1st district
January 7, 1907 January 4, 1909
Succeeded by
Wisconsin Senate
Preceded byMember of the Wisconsin Senate from the 2nd district
January 4, 1909 January 5, 1925
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Prust
Sheriff of Brown County, Wisconsin
January 1, 1901 January 1, 1903
Succeeded by
William A. Gauerke