Walter Kohler, Jr., 33rd governor of Wisconsin, was born on April 4, 1904 in Sheboygan. His father, Walter Kohler, Sr., was the 26th governor of Wisconsin. After receiving his Ph.B. degree in 1925, Kohler went to work for the family companies, first the Kohler Company and after World War II the Vollrath Company. In 1948 Kohler entered politics by becoming the delegate to the Republican National Convention. He won the election for governor in 1950 and was re-elected twice, defeating William Proxmire both times. Kohler ran for the U. S. Senate seat vacated by Joseph McCarthy but lost to Proxmire. Kohler returned to his position as president of the Vollrath Company. Died: March 21, 1976.