Mauthe, William 1873 - 1942 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Mauthe, William 1873 - 1942

Mauthe, William 1873 - 1942 | Wisconsin Historical Society

businessman, manufacturer, conservationist, b. Appleton. He established the Mauthe Furniture Store at Fond du Lac in 1900, and in 1905 became president and general manager of the Northern Casket Co. He was president of the Fond du Lac Church Furniture Co. (1911-1934), and also served in executive capacities with several other Fond du Lac and Oshkosh corporations. A Republican, he was twice a delegate to the party's national conventions (1912, 1916), and was a member of the state board of conciliation (1920-1927), and the state department of commerce (1937-1942). Long interested in the conservation movement, he was chairman of the state conservation commission (1927-1933). F. L. Holmes, et al., eds., Wis. (5 vols., Chicago, 1946); W. A. Titus, Hist. of the Fox River Valley ... (3 vols., Chicago, 1930); Fond du Lac Commonwealth-Reporter, May 12, 1942.

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[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]