Wisconsin's Governors Martin Schreiber, Wisconsin's 39th governor, was born on April 8, 1939, in Milwaukee. Schreiber was elected to the Wisconsin Senate in 1962 while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin. He was reelected in 1964 and 1968. Schreiber ran for the lieutenant governor's position in 1970 and won on the ticket with Governor Patrick Lucey. He became acting governor when Lucey resigned in 1977 to become
U. S. ambassador to Mexico. Schreiber lost the gubernatorial election in 1978 to Lee Dreyfus.