William M. Calder
|William Musgrave Calder I|
|United States Senator
from New York
March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1923
|Preceded by||James A. O'Gorman|
|Succeeded by||Royal S. Copeland|
March 3, 1869|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||March 3, 1945
Brooklyn, New York
|Spouse(s)||Catherine E. Harloe|
|Children||Elsie Calder Lee
William Musgrave Calder II
|Parents||Alexander G. Calder|
He served as the Borough of Brooklyn Building Commissioner from 1902 to 1903. He represented New York as a Republican in the United States House of Representatives from 1905 until 1915. In 1914, he lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senator to James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr. In 1916, he won the Republican primary, defeating Robert Bacon, and was elected to the United States Senate over Democratic National Committee chairman William F. McCombs in the general election. He served one term, from 1917 to 1923. In 1922, he was defeated for re-election by Democrat Royal S. Copeland. After leaving Congress he continued to be active in the building trade and financial institutions.
He died on March 3, 1945, which was his 76th birthday.
His papers are held in a number of archives including: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library; the New York Historical Society; and Yale University. His grandson William Musgrave Calder III is a professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He authored many books.
- "A. G. Calder Is Dead. Farther of the Former Senator Was 85 and a Retired Builder". New York Times. March 6, 1927. Retrieved 2010-11-17. "Alexander G. Calder, father of former United States Senator William M. Calder, died last night at his home at 420 Eighth Street, Brooklyn. Former Senator Calder, his son, and several friends were at the house at the time. Mr. Calder was 85 years old."
- "W. M. Calder Dies. U.S. Ex-Senator, 76. Leader in Republican Politics Served in 1917-1923. Was Representative 10 Years. Erected More Than 3,500 Homes. Host to Sunday School Union 22 Years". New York Times. March 4, 1945. Retrieved 2010-11-17. "Former United States Senator William M. Calder died yesterday afternoon on his seventy-sixth birthday at his home, 551 First Street, Brooklyn, after an illness of two years."
- Media related to William M. Calder at Wikimedia Commons
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district
Frederick W. Rowe
|United States Senate|
James A. O'Gorman
|United States Senator (Class 1) from New York
Served alongside: James W. Wadsworth, Jr.
Royal S. Copeland