1884 – Alexander Wiley Born

On this date was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Wiley obtained his law degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, practiced in Chippewa Falls and served as district attorney of Chippewa County from 1909 to 1915. Wiley was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1938 and was reelected in 1944, 1950, and again in 1956. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962. While a Senator, Wiley served as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary (Eightieth Congress) and the Committee on Foreign Relations (Eighty-third Congress). Wiley resided in Washington, D.C. until a few days before his death on May 26, 1967. He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. [Source: ]