Timothy Burke (politician)

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Timothy Burke (February 2, 1866 – December 31, 1926) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate.


Burke was born on February 2, 1866 on a farm in Morrison, Wisconsin.[1][2] He initially worked as a teacher and farmer. He entered law school in 1897 and passed the bar exam in December that year.[2] During the First World War he served in the Wisconsin State Guard.[2] He died in Green Bay on December 31, 1926.[2]

Political career[edit]

Burke was a member of the assembly from 1895 to 1896, again from 1907 to 1908. In between tenures in the assembly, he was sheriff of Brown County, Wisconsin from 1901 until 1902.[2] He became chairman of the Brown County Republican Party in 1904 and served until 1911, and served in the senate from 1909 to 1924. After his defeat in 1924 by John B. Chase, he returned to practicing law.[2]


  1. ^ "Timothy Burke". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "'Tim' Burke Brown County Senator Is Dead". Manitowoc Herald-Times. December 31, 1926. p. 1. Retrieved December 30, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read