William Lorimer, U.S. Senator

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William Lorimer

Birthplace: Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 13, 1934 (73)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Lorimer and Sarah Lorimer
Husband of Susan Lorimer
Father of Leonard Joseph Lorimer; William Lorimer, Jr and Lenore A. Lucke
Brother of Agnes Williamson Whittier; Ann Lorimer; Sarah Emma Jane Short and John Mcmurda Lorimer

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About William Lorimer, U.S. Senator

William Lorimer, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Manchester, England, April 27, 1861; immigrated to the United States in 1866 with his parents, who settled in Michigan; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1870; self-educated; apprenticed to the trade of sign painter at the age of ten; worked in the packing houses and for a street railroad company; ward boss and constable 1886; engaged in the real estate business and later as a builder and brick manufacturer; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; elected to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his resignation, effective June 17, 1909, having been elected Senator; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico (Sixty-second Congress); presented credentials as a Senator-elect to the United States Senate for the term that had commenced March 4, 1909, and served from June 18, 1909, until July 13, 1912, when, after a Senate investigation and acrimonious debate, the Senate adopted a resolution declaring “that corrupt methods and practices were employed in his election, and that the election, therefore, was invalid”; resumed his former pursuits and was president of La Salle Street Trust & Savings Bank 1910-1915; subsequently engaged in the lumber business; died in Chicago, Ill., September 13, 1934; interment in Calvary Cemetery.




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William Lorimer, U.S. Senator's Timeline

April 27, 1861
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
April 11, 1886
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
October 15, 1887
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
September 19, 1899
Illinois, USA
September 13, 1934
Age 73
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, United States