John W. Cary

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John W. Cary (February 11, 1817 – March 29, 1895) was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate and the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Cary was born John Watson Cary in Shoreham, Vermont in 1817.[1][2] His family moved to western New York around 1831.[2] He graduated from Union College and was admitted to the bar in 1844[2] before moving to Racine, Wisconsin in 1850[2] and to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1859. Cary died in Chicago's Victoria Hotel in 1895.[2]


Cary was a member of the Senate from 1853 to 1854 and was Mayor of Racine in 1857. He was a member of the Board of Councilors of Milwaukee in 1868 before serving in the Assembly in 1872. Cary was a Democrat.[3]


  1. ^ "Cary, John Watson 1817 - 1895". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Famous Lawyer Dead". The Weekly Wisconsin. April 6, 1895. p. 5. Retrieved May 27, 2015 – via  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ "John W. Cary". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 

External links[edit]

John W. Cary at Find a Grave