Joseph Rankin

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Joseph Rankin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – January 24, 1886
Preceded by Edward S. Bragg
Succeeded by Thomas R. Hudd
Personal details
Born (1833-09-25)September 25, 1833
Passaic, New Jersey
Died January 24, 1886(1886-01-24) (aged 52)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic

Joseph Rankin (September 25, 1833 – January 24, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Rankin pursued an academic course. He moved to Mishicot, Wisconsin, in 1854 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the county board in 1859. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1860. During the Civil War Rankin enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 and was chosen captain of Company D, Twenty-sixth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After the war he settled in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He was city clerk of Manitowoc from 1866 till 1871. He was again a member of the State Assembly 1871-1874 and once again served from 1877-1882.

Rankin was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1883, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1886. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward S. Bragg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1883 – January 24, 1886
Succeeded by
Thomas R. Hudd