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Favorable or Unfavorable #274: John J Esch


Favorable or Unfavorable #274: John J Esch  

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John J Esch (WI-R) was probably aligned with Progressives. He's at least a reformist. Like many German-Americans, he opposed declaring war on Germany. 

His actions:

Esch, John Jacob 1905 Esch-Townsend bill to regulate RRs
Esch, John Jacob 1906 Heavy involvement in the Hepburn Act
Esch, John Jacob 1917 Opposed declaring war on Germany
Esch, John Jacob 1920 Esch-Cummins Transportation Act (RRs)
Esch, John Jacob 1920 Big role in the Federal Water Power Act
Esch, John Jacob 1921 appointed to ICC
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