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Registered for draft on June 5, 1917, as a C.O.; interviewed by Board of Inquiry on June 1918 at Camp Jackson, and on Feb. 14, the Disciplinary Barracks [Ft. Leavenworth]; classed by Board of Inquiry as 3, later as 6; sentenced to 20 years in prison (reduced?); his brothers, Jules and Charles Wortsmann, were part of Dec. 1918 delegation that visited Secretary of War Baker to plea for release of C.O.s in prison at Ft. Leavenworth; reason for stance = humanitarian; brother of Jacob.