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Joseph Medill McCormick
Joseph Medill McCormick

  • Born May 16, 1877 - Chicago, Cook Co., IL
  • Deceased February 25, 1925 - Washington, D.C.,aged 47 years old
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McCORMICK, Joseph Medill, (husband of Ruth Hanna McCormick), a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., May 16, 1877; attended preparatory school at Groton, Mass.; graduated from Yale University in 1900; engaged in newspaper work as reporter, publisher, and owner of the Chicago Daily Tribune, and later purchased an interest in the Cleveland Leader and Cleveland News; war correspondent in the Philippine Islands in 1901; vice chairman of the national campaign committee of the Progressive Republican movement 1912-1914; elected to the State house of representatives in 1912 and 1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); elected to the United States Senate in 1918 and served from March 4, 1919, until his death; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Labor (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses); committed suicide in Washington, D.C., on February 25, 1925; interment in Middlecreek Cemetery, near Byron, Ogle County, Ill.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_Robert McCormick ca 1738-1818
                                                   _____|8_Robert McCormick 1780-1846
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Martha Sanderson 1747-1804
                         _____|4_William Sanderson McCormick 1815-1865
                        /                        \
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Mary Ann Hall 1780-1853
|2_Robert Sanderson McCormick 1849-1919
|                      \
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Mary Ann Grigsby 1828-1878
|--1_Joseph Medill McCormick, Sen. 1877-1925
|                                                  _____|12_William Medill 1792-1865
|                                                 /
|                       _____|6_Joseph Medill 1823-1899
|                      /                        \
|                     /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|13_Margaret Corbett 1803-1889
|3_Katherine van Etta Medill 1853-1932
                       \                           _____|14_James Patrick 1792-
                        \                         /
                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Catherine Patrick 1831-1894
                                                  \                         _____|30_Abraham Westfall 1755-1829
                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯|15_Catherine Westfall 1798-1833
                                                                             ¯¯¯¯¯|31_Blandina Van Etten 1763-