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Term: Ekern, Herman Lewis 1872 - 1954

Definition:

lawyer, politician, b. Pigeon Falls. He graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin (LL.B., 1894) and was admitted to the bar. He practiced law in Whitehall (1894-1911) and was district attorney for Trempealeau County (1895-1899). A La Follette Progressive Republican, he was state assemblyman (1903-1908) and speaker in the session of 1907. In the assembly he was co-author of the railroad retirement and teachers' retirement acts, and was instrumental in establishing the state life insurance code. He was state insurance commissioner (1910-1915) and state attorney general (1923-1927). In 1926 he was the choice of Robert M. La Follette, Jr. (q.v.), and his followers for the gubernatorial nomination, but was defeated in the Republican primary by Fred R. Zimmerman. In 1938 he was appointed lieutenant governor by Governor Philip La Follette to fill the unexpired term of H. A. Gunderson, and in the same year was the unsuccessful Progressive candidate for the U.S. Senate. A noted Chicago insurance lawyer, he was president of the Lutheran Brotherhood (legal reserve life insurance), but maintained his residence in Madison from 1915 until his death. He was a regent of the Univ. of Wisconsin (1939-1943). Madison Wis. State Journal, Dec. 5, 1954; M. M. Quaife, Wis. (4 vols., Chicago, 1924); R. S. Maxwell, La Follette and the Rise of the Progressives . . . [Madison, 19561; Who's Who in Amer., 28 (1952); H. L. Ekern Papers.

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Herman L. Ekern Papers for details.

View newspaper clippings at Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

56 records found

Earl, Anthony S. 1936
Earles, William Henry 1852 - 1908
Earling, Albert John 1848 - 1925
Early, Michael P. 1918
Earnest, James Harrison 1818 - 1900
Eastern Orthodox in Wisconsin
Eastman, Ben C. 1812 - 1856
Eastman, George Burden 1811 - 1892
Eastman, Seth 1808 - 1875
Eaton, Edward Dwight 1851 - 1942
Eaton, Samuel Witt 1820 - 1905
Edgerton, Benjamin Hyde 1811 - 1886
Edgerton, Elisha W. 1815 - 1904
Edwards, Benjamin Eugene 1845 - 1916
Edwards, Ira 1893 - 1943
Ehle, Ida Pope
Eielsen, Elling 1804 - 1883
Eikenberry, Jill 1947 -
Ekern, Herman Lewis 1872 - 1954
Ela, Richard Emerson 1812 - 1888
Elconin, Michael H. 1953
Eldred, Anson 1820 - 1895
Eldredge, Charles Augustus 1820 - 1896
Elfers, Earl H. 1913
Ellis, Albert Gallatin 1800 - 1885
Ellis, Michael G. 1941
Ellsworth, Lemuel 1836 - 1898
Ely, Richard Theodore 1854 - 1943
Emery, John Quincy 1843 - 1928
Enderis, Dorothy 1880 - 1952
Engeleiter, Susan Shannon 1952
Engelmann, Peter 1823 - 1874
English immigrants in Wisconsin
Episcopals in Wisconsin
Ernst, August Frederic 1841 - 1924
Erpenbach, Jon B. 1961
Erskine, Manessa Berthier 1819 - 1894
Esch, John Jacob 1861 - 1941
Eschweiler, Alexander Chadbourne 1865 - 1940
Eschweiler, Franz Chadbourne 1863 - 1929
Essie, Patrick 1953
Estabrook, Charles Edward 1847 - 1918
Estabrook, Experience 1813 - 1894
Esterly, George 1809 - 1893
Estonians in Wisconsin
Etherington, George, ca. 1722-1802.
Evangelicals in Wisconsin
Evans, Curtis Alban 1879 - 1947
Evans, Evan Alfred 1876 - 1948
Evans, Joseph Spragg 1875 - 1948
Everest, David Clark 1883 - 1955
Everett, Charles Horatio 1855 - 1947
Everson, Harland E. 1917
Evinrude, Ole 1877 - 1934
Evjue, William T., 1882-1970
Ewing, Mark Clayton 1869 - 1922

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