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Plumb, Ralph G. (Ralph Gordon), 1881-1976 "Emil Baensch"

Emil Baensch: This short piece credits Baensch (1857-1939) for his lifelong involvement in developing his birthplace, Manitowoc. He studied law at the University of Wisconsin from 1877-1880, then went on to help found one of the earliest companies of the Wisconsin National Guard, where he served as first lieutenant and later, captain. Baensch was politically involved at both the local and state level. He held several public offices including justice of the peace, city clerk, and county judge, influenced state law, and ran against Robert M. LaFollette (1855-1925) for the governorship in 1904. He was also a leader in the Wisconsin Press Association, an advocate of racial development in America, and the first president of the Manitowoc County Historical Society. (5 pages)

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Citation: Plumb, Ralph G. (Ralph Gordon), 1881-1976 "Emil Baensch" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 23 /Issue: 3 (1939-1940)

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