Edward Voigt (December 1, 1873 – August 26, 1934) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin who represented Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district.

Edward Voigt
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1927
Preceded byMichael E. Burke
Succeeded byCharles A. Kading
Personal details
BornDecember 1, 1873
Bremen, Germany
DiedAugust 26, 1934(1934-08-26) (aged 60)
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican

Early lifeEdit

Voight was born in Bremen, Germany. He immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1883. He was employed in law and insurance offices for several years. He graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1899. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Sheboygan. He served as district attorney of Sheboygan County from 1905 to 1911. He was also the city attorney for Sheboygan from 1913 to 1917.

CongressEdit

Voigt was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1927) as the representative to Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. On April 5, 1917, he voted against declaring war on Germany. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924.

Career after CongressEdit

He resumed the practice of law in Sheboygan, Wisconsin after congress. Voigt was elected in 1928 as a judge of the fourth judicial Wisconsin Circuit Court. He served from January 1929 until his death at his summer home at Crystal Lake (in rural Sheboygan County near Elkhart Lake) on August 26, 1934. He was interred in Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Edward Voigt (id: V000110)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael E. Burke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

1917 – 1927
Succeeded by
Charles A. Kading