Harry Sauthoff

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Harry Sauthoff, Sr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
Preceded by Charles Hawks, Jr.
Succeeded by Robert Kirkland Henry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Preceded by Charles W. Henney
Succeeded by Charles Hawks, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1879-06-03)June 3, 1879
Madison, Wisconsin
Died June 16, 1966(1966-06-16) (aged 87)
Madison, Wisconsin
Political party Progressive
Harry Sauthoff
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1905 Northern Illinois
Basketball
1905–1906 Northern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 3–1–1 (football)
Statistics

Harry Edward Sauthoff (June 3, 1879 – June 16, 1966) was an American teacher, coach, lawyer and politician from Madison, Wisconsin. The son of a German immigrant, Sauthoff was a 1909 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. He held many political offices including being elected to the to the United States House of Representatives

Early life[edit]

Born on June 3 1879, Sauthoff was the son of August and Hermine Sauthoff. Both his parents were German immigrants from the province of Hanover.[1] He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1902.[1] After his undergraduate education he taught and coached for Lake Geneva High School and Northern Illinois State Normal School.[1] He served as the head football coach at Northern Illinois University in 1905, compiling a record of 3–1–1.[2] Sauthoff was also the head basketball coach at Northern Illinois for one season in 1905–06.[3] He returned to University of Wisconsin to study law graduated 1909.[1]

Political career[edit]

He served as district attorney of Dane County, Wisconsin from 1915 to 1919. In 1921 Sauthoff served as Secretary to Governor John J. Blaine and as a delegate to the International Conference on the St. Lawrence Deep Waterway in 1921.

Sauthoff served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1925 to 1929. In 1934 he was elected as a Progressive to the United States House of Representatives, representing Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. He served from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1939 as part of the 74th and 75th United States Congresses. He lost his reelection bid in the 1938 election. He ran again in 1940 and won, serving from January 3, 1941 to January 3, 1945 as part of the 77th and 78th Congresses. He was defeated in the 1944 election for the United States Senate, receiving 5.8 percent of the vote as a third-party candidate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Official Congressional Directory, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943, p. 127, retrieved 2016-01-24 
  2. ^ "NIU 2016 Football Media Guide". Northern Illinois University. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  3. ^ "2015-16 NIU Men’s Basketball Record Book" (PDF). Northern Illinois University. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles W. Henney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Succeeded by
Charles Hawks, Jr.
Preceded by
Charles Hawks, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
Succeeded by
Robert Kirkland Henry