Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Bayfield County): Naturalization Records, 1859-1945

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Came from Trempeleau County. Went to law school in Madison. He was a large man, 6'4" tall. Sinykin worked for him. Immell entered executive office when John J. Blaine was governor and was appointed adjutant general. He had extraordinary administrative ability, a strong personality, and was outgoing. He was undisciplined in personal habits and worked at all hours. He was a demanding administrator. Immell became chairperson of the Conservation Commission, predecessor of the Department of Natural Resources; greatly reformed its inefficient and corrupt management. He later made director of Works Project Administration. He was politically liberal and an excellent administrator. Served in World War II. In 1946, he resigned as adjutant general and ran for governor. He, among many others, advised Phil La Follette on the National Progressives of America movement. He was a good friend of A.W. Zeratsky and Gordon Sinykin.