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John Charles Brophy (October 8, 1901 – December 26, 1976) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

John C. Brophy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byThaddeus Wasielewski
Succeeded byClement J. Zablocki
Personal details
John Charles Brophy

October 8, 1901
Eagle, Wisconsin
DiedDecember 26, 1976(1976-12-26) (aged 75)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
Alma materMarquette Academy

Brophy was born in Eagle, Wisconsin.[1] He graduated from St. Patrick's School in Milwaukee and attended Marquette Academy for a year.[1] He enlisted in the Navy, serving from August 1919 to May 1921, when he was honorably discharged. Brophy was a Milwaukee alderman from 1939 until 1946, when was elected as a Republican to the 80th Congress, representing Wisconsin's 4th congressional district. Brophy remained in the House for a single term, being defeated by Clement Zablocki in 1948. He ran again, unsuccessfully, in 1950 and then retired from public service.

Brophy spent the rest of his life in Milwaukee, and died in 1976. He is buried in the Mount Olivet cemetery in Milwaukee.


  1. ^ a b c "John C. Brophy" in Wisconsin Blue Book 1948, p. 23.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "John C. Brophy (id: B000891)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thaddeus Wasielewski
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 4th congressional district

January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Succeeded by
Clement Zablocki