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Term: Philipp, Emanuel Lorenz 1861 - 1925

Definition: businessman, politician, governor, b. Sauk County. He taught country school for a time, and in 1880 became a railroad telegrapher at Baraboo. He was later transferred to Milwaukee, and from 1889 to 1902 held various executive positions with the Gould system lines and with the Schlitz Brewing Co. and its affiliates. He managed a lumber and stave company in Mississippi (1894-1902), and founded the town of Philipp, Tallahatchie County, Miss. In 1903 he organized the Union Refrigerator Transit Co. of Wisconsin, purchasing the equipment of the URT of Ky. (a Gould family property), and eventually built the firm into one of the most successful refrigerator transit companies in the country. A Republican, Philipp supported Robert M. La Follette, Sr. (q.v.), for the governorship in 1900, and assisted in forming a coalition that led to La Follette's nomination and election. With other conservative Republicans, however, he soon grew dissatisfied with La Follette's tax policies, especially in respect to railroads, broke with him in 1901, and after 1904 became one of the ablest leaders of the Stalwart faction of the party. Philipp was the author of The Truth about Wisconsin Freight Rates (1904) and Political Reform in Wisconsin (1910), both books criticizing La Follette's progressive program. In 1914, with the Progressive faction of the Republican party badly split, Philipp was successful in winning the Republican gubernatorial nomination, and in Nov., 1914, was elected governor. He was twice re-elected, and served from Jan., 1915, to Jan., 1921. Although at first charged by some of the progressive leaders with corruption and too great an interest in the railroads, Philipp's scrupulous integrity could never really be challenged. During his administration he favored reduction of expenditures and limitations on independent boards; he provided state aid for the improvement of rural schools; he established the state system of accounting, the State Department of Agriculture, and the State Conservation Commission. With the threat of World War I imminent, Philipp favored neutrality, but vigorously supported the war effort once the U.S. was involved. He organized the state council of defense, and the state food administration, and equipped the Wisconsin National Guard for federal service. As much as any man, Philipp was successful in combatting the violent war hysteria of the time, and was elected to his third term on a platform that both supported the war effort and upheld constitutional liberties. Philipp was also instrumental in establishing a four-year medical course at the Univ. of Wisconsin and in constructing the Wisconsin General Hospital. He was not a candidate for re-election in 1920 and, after leaving the governor's office, retired to his home in Milwaukee where he served as regent of Marquette Univ., and was a director of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul R.R. R. S. Maxwell, Emanuel L. Philipp (Madison, 1959); Dict. Amer. Biog.; Milwaukee Sentinel, June 16, 1925; E. L. Philipp Papers.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

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Armstrong Creek, Town of, Forest Co.
Babcock, Joseph Weeks 1850 - 1909
Baensch, Emil 1857 - 1939
Baker, Ray Stannard [David Grayson] 1870 - 1946
Bancroft, Levi Horace 1861 - 1948
Barton, Albert Olaus 1870 - 1947
Beck, Joseph David 1866 - 1936
Berceau, Terese 1950
Blaine, John James 1873 - 1934
Bolens, Harry Wilbur 1864 - 1944
Bosshard, Otto 1876 - 1943
Brown [Willis], Olympia 1835 - 1926
Bryant, George Edwin 1832 - 1907
Capitol fire (1904)
Carpenter, Tim
Chvala, Chuck 1954
Chynoweth, Herbert William 1848 - 1906
Commons, John Rogers 1862 - 1945
Connor, William Duncan 1864 - 1944
conservation movement
Cook, Samuel Andrew 1849 - 1918
Crownhart, Charles Henry 1863 - 1930
Damann, Theodore 1869 - 1946
Davidson, James O. 1854 - 1922
Duff, Marc C. 1961
Ekern, Herman Lewis 1872 - 1954
Frank, Glenn 1887 - 1940
Frear, James Archibald 1861 - 1939
Gale, Zona 1874 - 1938
Ganfield, William Arthur 1873 - 1940
Gelatt, Roland Bernard 1856 - 1917
governors
Haight, Theron Wilber 1840 - 1913
Handley, John Joseph 1876 - 1941
Hannan, John Joseph 1866 - 1946
Hatton, William H. 1856 - 1937
Haugen, Nils Pederson 1849 - 1931
Heil, Julius Peter 1876 - 1949
Hoard, William Dempster 1836 - 1918
Holmes, Frederick Lionel 1883 - 1946
Hough, Maxine 1961
Houser, Walter L. 1855 - 1928
Huber, Henry Allen 1869 - 1933
Hull, Merlin 1870 - 1953
James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952
Kading, Charles August 1874 - 1956
Kohler, Walter Jodok 1875 - 1940
Kronshage, Theodore Jr. 1869 - 1934
Krumrey, Henry 1852 - 1922
La Follette, Belle Case, 1859-1931
La Follette, Bronson C. 1936
La Follette, Douglas J.
La Follette, Philip Fox, 1897-1965
La Follette, Robert Marion Sr. (1855-1925)(Histori
La Follette, Robert Marion Sr. 1855 - 1925
La Follette, Robert Marion, Jr., 1895 - 1953
La Follette, Town of, Burnett Co.
La Follette, Town of, Forest Co.
Lafollette
Lassa, Julie M. 1970
Lenroot, Irvine Luther 1869 - 1949
Levitan, Solomon 1862 - 1940
Mccarthy, Charles 1873 - 1921
Mcgovern, Francis Edward 1866 - 1946
Myrick, Harry Pierce 1857 - 1916
Odell, Emery Alvin 1871 - 1953
Olbrich, Michael Balthasar 1881 - 1929
Payne, Henry Clay 1843 - 1904
Pettis, Mark L. 1950
Pfister, Charles [Frederick] 1859 - 1927
Philipp, Emanuel Lorenz 1861 - 1925
primary elections in Wisconsin
Progressive Movement
Sawyer, Philetus 1816 - 1900
Schilling, Robert 1843 - 1922
Schmedeman, Albert George 1864 - 1946
Scofield, Edward 1842 - 1925
Siebecker, Robert George 1854 - 1922
Sinicki, Christine 1960
Skindrud, Richard A. 1944
Spooner, John Coit 1843 - 1919
Stephenson, Isaac 1829 - 1918
Stevens, Edmond Ray 1869 - 1930
Teasdale, Howard (1855 - 1936)
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1900 -1999
Tittemore, James Nelson 1864 - 1949
Travis, David M. 1948
Von Cotzhausen, Frederick William 1838 - 1924
Whitehead, John Meek 1852 - 1924
Wilcox, Roy Porter 1873 - 1946
Wilder, Amos Parker 1862 - 1936
Youmans, Theodora Winton, 1863 - 1932

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