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Term: governors

Definition: Governors

Territorial governors were appointed for a three-year term, and were authorized to veto territorial legislation, appoint lower level officials, and serve as commander in chief of the militia:

Henry Dodge
appointed by Andrew Jackson, April 30, 1836.

James Duane Doty
appointed by John Tyler, Sept. 30, 1841.

Nathaniel P. Talmadge
appointed by John Tyler, June 21, 1844.

Henry Dodge
appointed by James K. Polk, April 8, 1845.

State Governors: The Wisconsin Constitution provided for an elected governor to serve a two-year term. The following people have served as governor of the state of Wisconsin between the dates shown:

Nelson Dewey
6-7-1848 to 1-5-1852

Leonard James Farwell
1-5-1852 to 1-2-1854

William Augustus Barstow
1-2-1854 to 3-21-1856

Arthur MacArthur
3-21-1856 to 3-25-1856

Coles Bashford
3-25-1856 to 1-4-1858

Alexander William Randall
1-4-1858 to 1-6-1862

Louis Powell Harvey
1-6-1862 to 4-19-1862

Edward Salomon
4-19-1862 to 1-4-1864

James Taylor Lewis
1-4-1864 to 1-1-1866

Lucius Fairchild
1-1-1866 to 1-1-1872

Cadwallader Colden Washburn
1-1-1872 to 1-5-1874

William Robert Taylor
1-5-1874 to 1-3-1876

Harrison Ludington
1-3-1876 to 1-7-1878

William E. Smith
1-7-1878 to 1-2-1882

Jeremiah McLain Rusk
1-2-1882 to 1-7-1889

William D. Hoard
1-7-1889 to 1-5-1891

George Wilbur Peck
1-5-1891 to 1-7-1895

William H. Upham
1-7-1895 to 1-4-1897

Edward Scofield
1-4-1897 to 1-7-1901

Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
1-7-1901 to 1-1-1906

James O. Davidson
1-1-1906 to 1-2-1911

Francis Edward McGovern
1-2-1911 to 1-4-1915

Emanuel Lorenz Philipp
1-4-1915 to 1-3-1921

John James Blaine
1-3-1921 to 1-3-1927

Fred R. Zimmerman
1-3-1927 to 1-7-1929

Walter Jodok Kohler, Sr.
1-7-1929 to 1-5-1931

Philip Fox La Follette
1-5-1931 to 1-2-1933

Albert George Schmedeman
1-2-1933 to 1-7-1935

Philip Fox La Follette
1-7-1935 to 1-2-1939

Julius Peter Heil
1-2-1939 to 1-4-1943

Orland Steen Loomis
died Dec. 7, 1942, prior to inauguration

Walter Samuel Goodland
1-4-1943 to 3-12-1947

Oscar Rennebohm
3-12-1947 to 1-1-1951

Walter Jodok Kohler, Jr.
1-1-1951 to 1-7-1957

Vernon W. Thomson
1-7-1957 to 1-5-1959

Gaylord Anton Nelson
1-5-1959 to 1-7-1963

John W. Reynolds
1-7-1963 to 1-4-1965

Warren P. Knowles
1-4-1965 to 1-4-1971

Patrick J. Lucey
1-4-1971 to 7-6-1977

Martin J. Schreiber
7-6-1977 to 1-1-1979

Lee Sherman Dreyfus
1-1-1979 to 1-3-1983

Anthony Scully Earl
1-3-1983 to 1-5-1987

Tommy George Thompson
1-5-1987 to 2-1-2001

Scott McCallum
2-2-2001 to 1-5-2003

Jim Doyle
1-6-2003 to 1-2-2011

Scott Walker
inaugurated 1-3-2011

View pictures of Wisconsin's governors at Wisconsin Historical Images.

[Source: Wisconsin Blue Book]

74 records found

gable (architecture)
gad (mining)
gaff (maritime)
gaff-topsail (maritime)
gale (maritime)
galena (mining)
Galena Light Guard; LaCrosse Light Guard (Civil Wa
galley (maritime)
gambrel roof (architecture)
gandy dancer (railroads)
Gandy-dancer (logging)
Gangway (logging)
garnet (mining)
gas stations in Wisconsin
gauge (railroads)
gay history in Wisconsin
Gay Purge of 1962
General (Civil War)
General Allotment Act (1887)
General Motors plant, Janesville
Geneva Independents (Civil War)
Gentile League
German Renaissance Revival (architecture)
German-English Academy
Gettysburg, Battle of
ghee (dairy)
girt (farming)
Give-her-snoose (logging)
glume (farming)
Gogebic Boom (mining)
Gogebic Range
Golden Fleece Awards
gondola (railroads)
Good Roads Movement
Gothic revival (architecture)
Governor's Commission on Human Rights
Governor's Guard (Civil War)
grab bar (railroads)
Grading-crew (logging)
gramineou (farming)
Grand Army of the Republic
Grand Chute
Grand Portage
Granger Movement
Grant Country Grays (Civil War)
Grant County Sixth (Civil War)
Grant County Union Guards (Civil War)
Great Depression
Great Lakes Intertribal Council
Great Migration
Great River
Greek revival (architecture)
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Union Guards (Civil War)
greenbacks (Civil War)
Greene County Guards (Civil War)
Greenhorn (Civil War)
greenstone (mining)
gross tonnage (maritime)
ground swell (maritime)
Ground-loader (logging)
grout (architecture)
Grub-stake (logging)
Gugler Lithographic Company
gulp of ore (mining)
gunwale (maritime)
gusset (maritime)

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