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John Jacob Esch

congressman , Interstate Commerce commissioner

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • 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.

Membership

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

Connections

Married Anna Herbst, December 24, 1889. Children: Irene (Mistress.

father:
Henry Esch

mother:
Matilda Esch

spouse:
Anna Herbst

child:
Irene (Mrs Esch