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Charles August Kading (January 14, 1874 – June 19, 1956) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin who represented Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district from 1927–1933.[1]

Charles A. Kading
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byEdward Voigt
Succeeded byCharles W. Henney
Personal details
BornJanuary 14, 1874
Lowell, Wisconsin
DiedJune 19, 1956(1956-06-19) (aged 82)
Watertown, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Holst Kading
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
Valparaiso University

Born in Lowell, Wisconsin, Kading was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Baggans Kading. He attended the country schools, Lowell Grade School, Horicon High School in Horicon, and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He graduated from the law department of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, in 1900. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Watertown, Wisconsin. He was also interested in agricultural pursuits.[2][3]

Kading served as city attorney of Watertown from 1905–1912, as district attorney for Dodge County from 1906–1912, and as mayor of Watertown from 1914–1916.[4]

Kading was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses, serving from March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933. After being an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932, he resumed the practice of law. He died in Watertown on June 19, 1956, and was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery there. His son, Charles E. Kading (1907–1992), also an attorney, served for many years as a judge in Jefferson County.[5]


External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Charles A. Kading (id: K000001)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • History of Watertown, Wisconsin: Charles August Kading
  • Charles Kading at "The Political Graveyard"
  • Charles A. Kading at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward Voigt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles W. Henney