Use the smaller-sized text Use the larger-sized text Use the very large text

Wisconsin Historical Images

Orland S. Loomis

Orland S. Loomis
+ Click to enlarge

Did You Know?

Nearly all of the images in our online collections are available for purchase as archival pigment prints or digital files and many may be licensed for reproduction. For more information, see our FAQ.

Email Icon Share this image with a friend

Title: Orland S. Loomis
Description: Painted portrait of Orland Steen Loomis in a suit and blue necktie.

Image ID: 2771
Abrahamsen, Christian
Museum Collection
Genre: Painting
Orland Steen Loomis (Nov. 2, 1893-Dec. 7, 1942), lawyer, politician, b. Mauston. He attended Ripon College and received an L.L.B. degree from the Univ. of Wisconsin Law School (1917). After serving with the AEF in France (1918-1919), he returned to Mauston to practice law and was city attorney (1922-1931). A Republican, he was state assemblyman (1929-1930), and state senator (1931-1934), serving as president pro tem of the Senate (1929-1934). During his legislative career, he sponsored many measures associated with the progressive movement in Wisconsin and was especially active in promoting the regulation of public utilities. In 1934 he was among the group that split with the Republicans to form the new Progressive party. He was state director of the REA (1935-1936), and represented Wisconsin at the World Power Conference (1936). He was attorney general for Wisconsin (1937-1938), but was defeated for re-election in the Republican landslide of 1938. In 1942 he was elected governor over the incumbent Republican, Julius P. Heil, but died before taking office." (State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Dictionary of Wisconsin Biography, 1960, p. 323).
Subjects: Lawyers
Suits (Clothing)

This image is issued by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Division of Library-Archives. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright.

Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.

select text size Use the smaller-sized textUse the larger-sized textUse the very large text