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Joseph Maull Carey

Joseph Maull Carey, American governor. member United States Centennial Commn; member Rep.

Background

  • Carey, Joseph Maull was born on January 19, 1845 in Milton, Delaware, United States. Son of Robert Hood and Susan (Davis) Carey.

  • Education

    • Partial course at Union College. Bachelor of Laws, University of Pennsylvania, 1864. (Doctor of Laws, Union, 1894).

      Admitted to bar, 1867. Practiced 2 years in Philadelphia.

    Career

    • Went to Wyoming, 1869, and then interested in cattle raising and real estate. President several large companies United States district attorney, Wyoming Ty., 1869-1871. Justice Supreme Court, 1872-1876.

      Member United States Centennial Commission, 1872-1876. Member Republican National Committee, 1876-1896. Mayor Cheyenne, 1881-1885.

      Delegate 49th to 51st Congresses (1885-1891). Introduced bill which admitted Wyoming to statehood, 1890. Author of the “Carey Act”.

      Elected United States senator, November 15, 1890, and resigned from House. Term expired 1895; governor of Wyoming, term 1911-1915.

    Works

    • Author of the “Carey Act”. Elected United States senator, November 15, 1890, and resigned from House. Term expired 1895
    • governor of Wyoming, term 1911-1915.

      Republican. Vice president. Federal Land Bank, Omaha. Trustee Wyoming U.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member United States Centennial Commn. Member Rep.

    Connections

    • Married Louisa David, September 1877.
    • father: Robert Hood Carey
    • mother: Susan (Davis) Carey
    • spouse: Louisa David
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    Born January 19, 1845
    Died February 5, 1924
    (aged 79)
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