Loomis, Orland Steen, 1LT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
US
Service Years
1917 - 1919

US

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1893
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Mauston, WI
Last Address
Burial:
Mauston Cemetery
Mauston
Juneau County
Wisconsin, USA

Date of Passing
Dec 07, 1942
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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World War I Victory Button


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 Military Association Memberships
Post 81Chapter 38
  1925, American Legion, Post 81 (Member) (Mauston, Wisconsin) - Chap. Page
  1930, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 38 (Member) (Mauston, Wisconsin) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Orland Steen Loomis, AEF WWI
American Expeditionary Forces France
Wisconsin Governor-Elect, 1942


First World War Battle Streamer


Orland S. Loomis attended Ripon College and the University of Wisconsin and was graduated from the Law School of the university in 1917. He enlisted and served two years, the last six month in France, where arrived just after the Armistice. Out of that experience came offices in the American Legion and the DAV after the war. After armistice he taught law to remaining American soldiers who had the inclination to learn law at a camp in Gievres, France. 

Namesake:
SS ORLAND LOOMIS, a type EC2 Liberty Ship, No. 1912 (1943)
LOOMIS ROAD, HWY 36 Milwaukee County Wisconsin

   
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WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-ELECT  
ORLAND S. LOOMIS (Progressive Party) was born at Mauston on November 2, 1893. He attended Ripon College and the University of Wisconsin and was graduated from the Law School of the university in 1917. He was a practicing attorney in Mauston, and held the office of city attorney from 1922 to 1931. He also served as special prosecuting district attorney for Juneau County. During 1918 and 1919 he was in the World War as a member of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, and while there taught law in the army schools. Mr. Loomis served in the assembly during the session of 1929 and in the senate during the sessions of 1931 and 1933. He was elected president pro tempore of the senate during the latter session. In 1932 to 1933 he was chairman of the Veterans Memorial Commission; senate representative on the Governor's Executive Council; senate representative on the American Legislators' Council; and during 1935 and 1936 he served as state director for the Rural Electrification Administration in Wisconsin by appointment of the Governor. He was the Wisconsin representative to the World Power Conference in 1936. Mr. Loomis served as Attorney General in 1937 and 1938. At the general election in 1942 he was elected Governor. As the result of a sudden illness Mr. Loomis died on December 7, 1942 at the age of 49.
   
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 1925, American Legion, Post 81 (Member) (Mauston, Wisconsin)
 
Title
Member

Join Year
1925
   
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Website
Not Specified

City
Mauston

State
Wisconsin

Contact Phone Number
Not Specified

Contact Email
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Year Established
Not Specified

HQ Address
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Crest
Association Type
Military National

Website
https://legion.org
Contact Phone Number
(520) 398-6245

Contact Email
sambarnard1946@gmail.com
Year Established
2008

Owner
Chief Administrator, TWS, SA, (1975-1979)
HQ Address
National Headquarters
Indianapolis Office
700 North Pennsylvania St.
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2013
   
Comments

He attended Ripon College, but family funds were insufficient to pay the bill without some contributions from young "Spike" himself. So he waited on table for his board, as countless hundreds of other Wisconsin boys have done since, but managed to participate in a surprising number of campus activities nevertheless. He played basketball, baseball, sang in the glee club, became a part of the college debating society, and even found the time to manage some college athletic activities. He finished his formal education by taking a law degree at the University of Wisconsin. Back in Mauston he was setting up his office and hanging out his shingle when the summons to American boys arising out of the World War came. He enlisted and served two years, the last six month in France, where arrived just after the Armistice. Out of that experience came offices in the American Legion and the DAV after the war. After armistice he taught law to remaining American soldiers who had the inclination to learn law at a camp in Gievres, France.

   
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