Wedemeyer, William W. (William Walter), 1873-1913

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William Walter Wedemeyer was born near Lima Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 22, 1873. He graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan in 1895. He began his political and public service career as a member of the board of school examiners in 1894 and 1895, as county commissioner of schools 1895-1897, and as deputy commissioner of railroads for Michigan 1897-1899. Active in the Republican Party, Wedemeyer was chairman of the Republican State convention in 1903 and a member of the Republican State Central Committee 1906-1910. He was elected to the Sixty-second Congress in 1910. He served most of one term. He was defeated in his campaign for reelection in 1912 and died near the end of his term while on an official visit to Colon, Panama, on January 2, 1913.

From the guide to the William Walter Wedemeyer papers, 1890-1913, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Ann Arbor, Michigan attorney, American consul in British Guiana in 1905, and U.S. Congressman, 1911-1913.

From the description of William Walter Wedemeyer papers, 1890-1913. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421473

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Newton, Frank Thomas, 1867-1931. Frank T. Newton papers, 1900-1931. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Hall, Morris Stuart, 1839-1913. Morris Stuart Hall papers, 1860-1912. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf William Walter Wedemeyer papers, 1890-1913 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Copeland, Royal S. (Royal Samuel), 1868-1938. Royal Samuel Copeland papers, 1892-1938. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn James Orin Murfin papers, 1896-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Harry Burns Hutchins Papers, 1879-1930 Bentley Historical Library University if Michigan
creatorOf Wedemeyer, William W. (William Walter), 1873-1913. William Walter Wedemeyer papers, 1890-1913. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Royal S. Copeland Papers, 1892-1938 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Copeland, Royal S. (Royal Samuel), 1868-1938. Royal Samuel Copeland papers, 1862-1938 (bulk 1892-1938) University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Frank Thomas Newton papers, 1900-1931 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Earl C. Michener papers, 1898-1934 and 1940-1954, 1904-1934 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. Junius Emery Beal papers, 1869-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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Chelsea (Mich.)
Guyana
Panama
Alaska
Alaska
South America
South America.
Ann Arbor (Mich.)
Panama
Guyana
United States
Ann Arbor (Mich.)
Chelsea (Mich.)
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Travel
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Birth 1873-03-22

Death 1913-02-02

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