1865 - 1940
Otto Herbert Falk
After retiring from the military in 1911 as a brigadier general, Falk served as vice president of the Falk Corporation. He was chosen to reorganize the financially troubled Allis-Chalmers Corporation and served as president, then chairman of the board until his death. Allis-Chalmers diversified and prospered under Falk’s leadership continuing into the post WWII era as Milwaukee’s largest employer.