A former stage actor and California state legislator, Julius Kahn was elected to the House in 1898. As Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee, he was a strong supporter of universal military training and preparedness, advocating for a mandatory six-month military training for young men. After a lengthy illness that largely kept him away from Washington during his final term, he died in San Francisco in 1924.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Julius Kahn,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/PA2011/PA2011-07-0007a/ (September 27, 2020)
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