John Tracy (Wisconsin politician)

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John Tracy was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Biography[edit]

Tracy was born on April 18, 1852 in County Limerick, Ireland.[1] In 1865, he moved to Appleton, Wisconsin in Outagamie County. There, he worked in a hub factory. In addition, Tracy owned near-by farm in the county.

In November of 1879, he married Margaret Powers and would have seven children. Tracy and his family attended St. Mary's Parish.[2] He died on June 24, 1931.

Political career[edit]

Tracy was elected to the Assembly in 1890 and 1892.[3] From 1882 to 1890, he was a member of the city council of Appleton, serving as its President in 1887. Other positions Tracy held include Chairman of the county board of Outagamie County. He was a Democrat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas J. Cunningham, ed. (1891). The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin. Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Litho. and Engr. Co. p. 599. 
  2. ^ Thomas H. Ryan, ed. (1911). History of Outagamie County Wisconsin. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association. pp. 1038–1040. 
  3. ^ Journal and Indexes of the 1931 Special Session of the Wisconsin Legislature. Madison: Democrat Printing Company. 1932. pp. 247–248.