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Joseph Maull Carey

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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.

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