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Volume Listing > Volume 50 > Theobald Otjen and the United States Navy

Twining, Charles E. "Theobald Otjen and the United States Navy"

Theobald Otjen and the United States Navy: Otjen (1851-1924), born and educated in Michigan, moved to Bay View, Milwaukee Co., in 1883 to practice law. He was soon elected to the Milwaukee Common Council and then, in 1895, to the U.S. Congress, where he served until 1907. After a biographical summary, this article details in full his work with the United States Navy while in Congress. While serving on the Committee on War Claims and Committee on Foreign Affairs, Otjen worked to establish a Great Lakes Naval training station in Milwaukee, opened in time for recruitment of soldiers for World War I. The article also discusses his attitudes toward tariff legislation and his opposition to Chinese exclusion policies. (14 pages)

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Citation: Twining, Charles E. "Theobald Otjen and the United States Navy" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 50 /Issue: 3 (1966-1967)

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