Elmer Baumgarten

Meritorious Service

Elmer Baumgarten
City: Milwaukee
State: WI
Inducted: 1951

Baumgarten served as ABC secretary from 1933 to 1951, directing the Congress through turbulent times and on into the beginning of the boom. While serving as secretary, he was known as a tower of strength for the game through the Depression years and World War II. He was a rugged individualist who believed in action and complete authority. His rigid demands for honesty, fair play and strict adherence to rules and regulations stamped him Mr. ABC in the eyes of Congress members.