Raymond C Dempsey

Born: April 06, 1889

RAYMOND C. DEMPSEY. Attorney-at-Law, was born in Waukesha County, Wis., April 6, 1889, son of Ann and Edward Dempsey. Received public school education. He attended Oshkosh Normal in 1908-1909 and then entered the Marquette University Law Department from which he graduated in 1913. The same year he was admitted to practice law in the courts of Wisconsin. Attorney Dempsey came to Antigo in January, 1915, and for one year was associated with Henry Hay in the practice of law. December 6, 1916, he became a member of the law firm of Whiting & Dempsey. When war was declared against Germany he entered the U.S. army. He attended the second R.O.T.C. at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and on November 27, 1917 was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant. He was promoted to the rank of Captain, Infantry, on August 24, 1918. He was honorably discharged March 11,1919.

Attorney Demsey thereupon resumed the practice of law in Antigo. He was appointed Corporation Counsel of the city of Antigo in May, 1920. Politically he is a Democrat and in 1920 he was elected Chairman of the Democrat County Committee, which chairmanship he held until 1922. Mr. Dempsey is active in civic and commercial life of Antigo. In 1921 he was selected general chairman of arrangements for the reception of the G. A. R. and allied patriotic societies of Wisconsin in convention in Antigo, June, 1921.

Source: p.273. History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922