Carl Haessler was from Milwaukee. He lived a long life in a time of volatility in the United States.
He was a Rhodes Scholar whose entrance requirement in sports was met by his participation in a successful rowing team. His tutor while there was Arnold Toynbee.
Carl Haessler (1888 - 1972) was an American political activist, conscription resister, newspaper editor, and trade unionorganizer. He is best remembered as an imprisoned conscientious objector during World War I and as the longtime head of the Federated Press, a left wing news service which supplied content to radical and labor newspapers around the country.