Michael Kiernan Reilly Edit Profile
He graduated from what is today, the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in 1889 and earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1894.
He served as Fond du Lac County district attorney for two years (1899–1900) and city attorney of Fond du Lac from 1905–1910. Between stints in the United States Congress, he continued to practice law in Wisconsin. He was reelected to the Sixty-fourth Congress but lost his re-election bid to Republican James H. Davidson to the Sixty-fifth Congress.
To fill the vacancy caused by the death of Florian Lampert, Reilly was once again elected to the Seventy-first Congress. Once again representing Wisconsin's sixth district. He served another four terms until he lost a re-election bid to Republican, Frank Bateman Keefe, in 1938.
Reilly died in Neptune, New Jersey, on October 14, 1944 and is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York.
In 1912, Reilly was elected a member of the Democratic Party to the Sixty-third United States Congress as the representative of Wisconsin's 6th congressional district.