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Martin Schreiber (Wikipedia)

Read More About It

"Schreiber takes state reins" Wisconsin State Journal, July 8, 1977

"Schreiber pledges a responsive, progressive term" The Capital Times, July 7, 1977


acting governor

Interesting Fact:

Schreiber took office during the Wisconsin State Employees Union strike.

Study Questions:

  • What were the major issues in the state during the time Schreiber was in the governor's office?
  • What district did Schreiber represent while in the state senate? Who was his opponent in the 1962 election?
  • Schreiber was only 39 years old when he left the governor's office. What career path did he follow after being governor?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on April 8:

    1935: The Works Progress Administration is approved by Congress.

  • April 8

    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.

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