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Francis E. McGovern, Progressive Era governor.

Francis E. McGovern (oil painting)

Francis Edward McGovern (Jan. 21, 1866-May 16, 1946) was elected governor in 1910. During his first term, much of the progressive program was brought to fruition, including legislation to establish a practical income tax program, worker's compensation, regulation of child and women's labor, the encouragement of co-operatives, and the curtailment of corrupt political practices. This official governor's portrait of McGovern was painted in 1917 by Minnesota-born Nicholas R. Brewer (1857-1949). Click on the thumbnail to see a larger version.

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea
Creator: Brewer, Nicholas R.
Pub Data: Original oil portrait in the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
Citation: Brewer, Nicholas R. "Francis E. McGovern" (oil painting). Original oil portrait in the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/16/2014
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