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Michael Edmund Burke

For other people named Michael Burke, see Michael Burke (disambiguation).
Michael E. Burke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917
Preceded by John M. Nelson
Succeeded by Edward Voigt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
Preceded by Charles H. Weisse
Succeeded by Michael K. Reilly
Personal details
Born October 15, 1863
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Died December 12, 1918(1918-12-12) (aged 55)
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic

Michael Edmund Burke (October 15, 1863 – December 12, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

Born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Burke attended local public schools and graduated from the Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam in 1884. He studied law at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1886 and 1887. He was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Beaver Dam. He served as town clerk 1887–1889. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1891 to 1893. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1895 to 1899. Burke served as city attorney of Beaver Dam from 1893 to 1908. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904.

Burke was elected mayor of Beaver Dam and served from 1908 to 1910.

Burke was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second United States Congress representing Wisconsin's 6th congressional district from March 4, 1911 till March 3, 1913. He was reelected to the Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses this time as a representative of Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district.(March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916. He died at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, December 12, 1918. He was interred in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Charles H. Weisse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1911 – March 3,1913
Succeeded by
Michael K. Reilly
Preceded by
John M. Nelson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917
Succeeded by
Edward Voigt
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