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Gerald J. Boileau
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1939
Preceded by Gardner R. Withrow
Succeeded by Reid F. Murray
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by Edward E. Browne
Succeeded by James F. Hughes
Personal details
Born (1900-01-15)January 15, 1900
Woodruff, Wisconsin
Died January 30, 1981(1981-01-30) (aged 81)
Wausau, Wisconsin
Political party Republican (1931-1935)

Wisconsin Progressive Party (1935-1939)

Gerald John Boileau (January 15, 1900 – January 30, 1981) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Woodruff, Wisconsin, Boileau graduated from Minocqua High School and served in the United States Army, in France, during World War I. Boileau graduated from Marquette University Law School, in 1922, and was subsequently admitted to the bar. He returned to Marathon County and became district attorney in 1926, a position he held until his election to Congress in 1931. Boileau was first elected a Republican to the Seventy-second United States Congress as the representative of Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. For his next term he redistricted to Wisconsin's 7th district and was reelected to the Seventy-third Congress. He was then reelected to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congress but ran as a member of the Wisconsin Progressive Party still representing Wisconsin's 7th district. After his defeat for reelection in 1938, he returned to Wausau, Wisconsin to practice law. He soon after returned to public service as a circuit judge, a position he held from 1942 to 1970 when he retired. He died in Wausau on January 30, 1981.[1] He was the last surviving man elected to Congress as a member of the Wisconsin Progressive Party.


  1. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Library (comp.). The Wisconsin Blue Book 1937. Madison: State of Wisconsin, 1937, p. 21.

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  • United States House of Representatives
    Preceded by
    Edward E. Browne
    Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
    from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

    March 4, 1931 - March 4, 1933
    Succeeded by
    James F. Hughes
    Preceded by
    Gardner R. Withrow
    Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
    from Wisconsin's 7th congressional district

    March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1939
    Succeeded by
    Reid F. Murray

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