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Term: Knowles, Warren P. 1908
(Rep.): Born River Falls, Aug. 19, 1908; single. Educated River Falls graded and high schools. Received B.A. in 1930 from Carleton College (Minn.); in 1933 LL.B. from University of Wisconsin Law School. Since 1933 a practicing attorney. Veteran of World War II; served as Lieutenant in Navy aboard USS Nevada; participated in invasions of Attu, Normandy, and southern France. President Wisconsin Alumni Assn. 1952-53 and of New Richmond Kiwanis Club 1937; member of many veterans organizations and several civic, fraternal and conservation clubs. Delegate to Republican National Conventions 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968. Served on county board 193540. Elected to State Senate and served in sessions from 1941 through 1954. Republican Senate Floor Leader each legislative session from 1943 to 1953. Author: bill creating Legislative Council, serving as its first chairman; 1949 act creating State Building Commission and authorizing long-range state building program; laws creating the Hospital Survey and Construction Act, Aeronautics Commission, and of various aviation measures. Member of Judicial Council 1952-55. Elected Lieutenant Governor 1954, reelected 1956 and elected again in 1960. Elected Governor in 1964, re-elected 1966 and for a 3rd term in 1968. Has promoted legislation on improved vocational and higher education, state government reorganization, traffic safety, water pollution and an expanded outdoor recreation facilities program. Mailing address: Executive Office, State Capitol, Madison 53702. (Blue Book 1970)
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[Source: Blue book]