Florian Lampert

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Florian Lampert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th district
In office
November 5, 1918 – July 18, 1930
Preceded byJames H. Davidson
Succeeded byMichael Reilly
Personal details
Born(1863-07-08)July 8, 1863
West Bend, Wisconsin
DiedJuly 18, 1930(1930-07-18) (aged 67)
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican

Florian Lampert (July 8, 1863 – July 18, 1930), was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives serving Wisconsin's 6th District.


Born in West Bend, Wisconsin,[1] he moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin with his widowed mother in 1875. There he engaged in the retail shoe business (1880–1893),[1] served as city comptroller (1893–1896), sheriff of Winnebago County (1897–1898), and city commissioner of Oshkosh (1914–1918). In 1918 he was elected as a Republican to fill the vacancy in the 65th Congress caused by the death of James H. Davidson.[1] He was thereafter elected to a regular term in the United States Congress, and held the position through six successive terms (November 5, 1918 – July 18, 1930). He died at Chicago Heights Hospital[1] of injuries sustained in an automobile accident while returning to Oshkosh to open the campaign for the Congressional election of 1930 to the 72nd Congress. His remains are interred at Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh.

As a representative, Lampert devoted much time and effort to the handling of applications for veterans' pensions. He was also active in securing public improvements for his district and served on the committee that framed much of the early aviation legislation.


He was married May 4, 1885, to Mary C. Vetter, to whom seven children were born, five sons and two daughters. All of the sons served their country in World War I. The eldest, Lt. Col. J. G. B. Lampert, died in France, on January 6, 1919.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Memorial to Late Florian Lampert Presented in Congress by Congressmann M. K. Reilly". Manitowoc Herald-Times. March 2, 1931. p. 9. Retrieved August 29, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James H. Davidson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th congressional district

November 5, 1918 - July 18, 1930
Succeeded by
Michael Reilly