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John Jacob Esch

John Jacob Esch, American congressman, Interstate Commerce commissioner. Member 56th to 66th Congresses (1899-1921), 7th Wisconsin District; member Interstate Commerce Commission, 1921-1928.


  • Esch, John Jacob was born on March 20, 1861 in Norwalk, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Henry and Matilda Esch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1882, Bachelor of Laws, 1887.


    • Admitted to bar, 1887, and began practice at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Member Esch, Kerr, Taylor & Shipe, Washington, until 1938. Was captain Companies I and M, 3d Wisconsin National Guard: judge-advocate-general, with rank of colonel, 1894-1896.


    • Author with Sen. Cummins of Iowa of “Transportation Act, 1920.” President Association Practitioners Before Interstate Commerce Commission, 1931. President American Peace Society, 1930-1938. Republican.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member 56th to 66th Congresses (1899-1921), 7th Wisconsin District. Member Interstate Commerce Commission, 1921-1928.


    • Married Anna Herbst, December 24, 1889. Children: Irene (Mistress.
    • father: Henry Esch
    • mother: Matilda Esch
    • spouse: Anna Herbst
    • child: Irene (Mrs Esch
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    Born March 20, 1861
    Died April 27, 1941
    (aged 80)