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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor

Brief biography of Gov. Louis P. Harvey, helped organize the Republican Party in 1854, state senator from 1854-1857 and in 1862 became governor.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's First Election

Here is the story of Wisconsin's first elections.

Discover the significant role that the Peace Pipe has played in a number of moments throughout Wisconsin's history.

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.

Read a short biography about this U.S. Senator famous for his penny-pinching attitude toward government spending and his courage in taking unpopular stands

Get to know Isaac P. Walker, the first Wisconsin resident to be a presidential candidate contender in 1850.
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