Harry Sauthoff

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Harry Sauthoff, Sr. , actually Harry Edward Sauthoff , (born June 3, 1879 in Madison (Wisconsin) , † June 16, 1966 in Madison (Wisconsin)) was an American lawyer and politician .


Harry Sauthoff, son of a German immigrant, brother of the doctor and psychiatrist Dr. August Sauthoff and nephew of the Moringen town treasurer Heinrich Sauthoff , studied after attending public schools at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and graduated in 1902 . He worked 1902-1905 as a teacher in Lake Geneva (Wisconsin) at the high school and 1905-1906 at the Northern Illinois State Normal School in DeKalb (Illinois) . Then he returned to the University of Wisconsin for Jura -Studies back and was graduated in 1909 and admitted to the bar.

Sauthoff opened a law firm in Madison. From 1915 to 1919 he was District Attorney of Dane County in Wisconsin . In 1921 he became secretary to Governor John J. Blaine . In 1921 he was a delegate at the International Conference on the St. Lawrence Deep Waterway in the United States and Canada and also at the Mississippi Valley Conference on Mississippi River Improvement .

From 1925 to 1929, Sauthoff was a member of the Wisconsin Senate . In 1934 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a progressive , but was not re - elected in 1938. It was not until 1940 that he was re-elected. In 1944 he ran as an independent candidate for the US Senate , but lost with 5.8% of the vote. He then resumed his legal work until his retirement in 1955.


Web links

  • Harry Sauthoff in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)