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Broughton, Charles Elmer, 1873-1956 "Walter J. Kohler"


Walter J. Kohler: Author Charles E. Broughton (1873-1956) pays tribute to Walter J. Kohler (1875-1940), a former governor and head of the Kohler Company. Starting in his father’s foundry as a boy, Kohler rose to top of the industrial world. He founded Kohler, Wisconsin, a model industrial village, served two years as a Republican governor of Wisconsin, and was a member and president of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin. In addition to being chairman of the board of directors of the Kohler Company, he also headed the Vollrath Company, the Security National Bank of Sheboygan, the Mountain States Supply Company of Salt Lake City, the Chicago and Northwestern Railway System, and was a trustee of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1921 he was nominated for a lifetime membership in the Wisconsin Historical Society and served on the board of curators. (4 pages)

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Citation: Broughton, Charles Elmer, 1873-1956 "Walter J. Kohler" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 24 /Issue: 3 (1940-1941)

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