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Scott Wike
Birth: Apr. 6, 1834
Meadville
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1901
Barry
Pike County
Illinois, USA

US Congressman. His family moved to Quincy, Illinois in 1838 and to Pike County in 1844. Wike worked in his father's woolen mill while attending school, and graduated from Galesburg's Lombard University in 1857. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1858, and attended Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 1859. Wike practiced law in Pittsfield, Illinois, and served in the state House of Representatives from 1863 to 1867. In 1874 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat, and served one term, 1875 to 1877. Wike ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1876, afterwards returning to his law practice. In 1888 he was again elected to Congress and served two terms, 1889 to 1893. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892. In 1893 Wike was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury by President Cleveland. He served until 1897, afterwards returning to the practice of law in Pittsfield. After leaving government service, Wike traveled to England to study the income tax, with the goal of determining whether it would be feasible if implemented in the United States. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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Park Lawn Cemetery
Barry
Pike County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Dec 23, 2007
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Scott Wike
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