August W. Laabs

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August W. Laabs (October 26, 1873 – December 23, 1941) was an American farmer, businessman, and politician.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Laabs was educated in Milwaukee, worked as a telegraph operator, and was a train dispatcher for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. He lived in Appleton, Wisconsin and owned the Wisconsin Rendering Company. Laabs also owned several farms and was in the real estate business. Laabs served as chairman of the Grand Chute, Wisconsin Town Board and on the Appleton Common Council. He also served on the Outagamie County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors. In 1933 and 1935, Laabs served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and was a Republican.[1] Laabs died in Appleton, Wisconsin, from heart disease.[2]


  1. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book, 1935, August W. Laabs, p. 226.
  2. ^ A. W. Laabs, obituary, Wisconsin State Journal, December 23, 1941, p. 2.