Edward VOIGT, Congress, WI (1873-1934)


VOIGT, Edward, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Bremen, Germany, December 1, 1873; in 1883 immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Milwaukee, Wis.; attended the public schools; employed in law and insurance office for several years; was graduated from law department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1899; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Sheboygan, Wis.; district attorney of Sheboygan County 1905-1911; city attorney for Sheboygan 1913-1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1927); was not a candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; resumed the practice of law in Sheboygan, Wis.; elected in 1928 as a judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Wisconsin; reelected in 1934, and served from January 1929 until his death at his summer home at Crystal Lake, near Sheboygan, Wis., August 26, 1934; interment in Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.

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