Capt. Louis A Kaiser

Officers of USS Concord 1898

Born in Kirkwood, IL 1870 

US Naval Academy graduate in 1889 

Served on USS Mohican, USS Chicago, Yantic, Alliance, Detroit, Michigan, Manadock, and Concord where he was taken out to Manila Bay. 

Wrote a diary about his service in Guam, Philippines, & Hong Kong and is filed in the Library of Congress.

In 1904, pioneered early wireless transmission and conducted early wireless telegraphy testing with the Bureau of Equipment. 

In WWI served with the “GRAND FLEET”. 

In 1920 promoted to Captain. Retired in 1926 after 40 years of active duty. 

Died in 1939 at Jamestown, RI and buried at Arlington.

Ensign Louis A Kaiser 1898