Edward Salomon, Wisconsin's eighth governor, was born on August 11, 1830 in Prussia. His father fought in the battle of Waterloo. Salomon came to Wisconsin in 1849, settling in Manitowoc. He entered the field of law and began a practice in Milwaukee. Salomon was elected lieutenant governor in 1861 but was quickly made governor with the tragic death of Governor Louis Harvey. He organized 14 new regiments of Wisconsin infantry and carried into effect the state draft, the only state in which such a measure was enforced without bloodshed. Salomon served only one term and moved to New York in 1869. In 1894, Salomon retired to Germany. Died: April 21, 1909.