John W. Hausermann

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Joaquín Miguel Elizalde, Sergio Osmeña, and John W. Hausermann, 1938 or 1939

John W. Hausermann or "Judge" Hausermann was an American colonial army officer and gold mine owner in the Philippines. Hausermann was born in Ohio and came to the Philippines in 1898 as a second lieutenant during the Spanish–American War.[1] After the war he remained in the Philippines and founded the gold mining company Benguet Mining Consolidated whose two largest gold mines (the Antamok Gulch and the Balatoc[2]) supplied gold to the U.S. Department of Treasury.[1] Benguet Mining Consolidated was an important for its role as the defendant in the Perkins v. Benguet Mining Co. U.S. Supreme Court case of 1952.


  1. ^ a b Life Magazine, "Their gold Mines Are Their Ace In the Hole," February 13, 1939
  2. ^ Baguio Balatoc Mines, Photo Slideshow, September 5, 2011,