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The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published under the direction of J. D. Beck, Commissioner of Labor and Industrial Statistics 1907. The Wisconsin Blue Book. VII. Biographical Sketches. Members of the Sixtieth Congress. Representatives, p. 1117-1118
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Sixth Congressional District. Dodge, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington counties. Population, 1900 - 184,517.

CHAS. H. WEISSE (Dem.) was born in Sheboygan Falls, Oct. 24, 1866; received his education in the parochial and high schools of his native city; entered his father's tannery in 1880 and became a partner in the firm of Chas. S. Weisse & Co., tanners and curriers, in 1888; was elected president of the village of Sheboygan Falls in 1893 and re- elected for three successive terms; served three years as treasurer of school board of Sheboygan Falls; chosen as delegate-at-large to the democratic national convention at St. Louis, in 1904; member of the campaign committee of the national democratic congressional committee, 1906; was elected to the 58th congress in 1902, to the 59th congress in 1904; re-elected to congress in 1906, by a plurality of 8,934, receiving 19,446 votes against 10,512 for Alvin Dreger (Rep.) and 764 for A. Damrow (Soc. Dem.).