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Collection: 1855 Births, 1925 Deaths, Adjutant Generals of Wisconsin, American Military Personnel from Wisconsin, Baseball Catchers, Baseball Players from Wisconsin, Baseball Second Basemen, City and Town Attorneys in the United States, National Guard of the United States Officers, People from Janesville, Wisconsin, People from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Racine College Alumni, United States Army Generals, United States Army Soldiers, United States Assistant Secretaries of War, Wisconsin Lawyers
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Joseph Doe

Joseph Doe was a military officer, politician and baseball player.


  • Biography 1
    • Baseball career 1.1
    • Military career 1.2
    • Political career 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3


Doe was born on March 8, 1855 in Janesville, Wisconsin.[1] He attended Racine College. Doe died in October, 1925.

Baseball career

Doe played throughout the region as a catcher and second baseman. He held the world record for distance throwing for 20 years.[2]

Military career

In 1878, Doe enlisted in the George Wilbur Peck. Doe resigned in December, 1893.

Political career

From 1888 to 1890, Doe was City Attorney of Janesville. Doe's father had been the Mayor. Following his resignation as Adjutant General, he became the United States Assistant Secretary of War under President Grover Cleveland. He held the position until March 22, 1897. In August of 1899, Doe became Special Counsel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


  1. ^ John A. Campbell, ed. (1902). A Biographical History with Portraits of Prominent Men of the Great West. Chicago: Western Biographical and Engraving Co. p. 251. Retrieved 2015-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Gen. Doe, Soldier and Lawyer, Was Pioneer in Baseball". The Milwaukee Journal. October 25, 1925. Retrieved 2015-09-08. 

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