Philip La Follette, the 27th and 29th governor of Wisconsin, died on August 18, 1965. He was born on May 8, 1897 in Madison, the son of Robert and Belle La Follette. La Follette served in the army during World War I and returned to Madison to study and practice law. In 1924, La Follette was elected Dane County district attorney and ran for governor in 1930, defeating incumbent Walter Kohler in the primary and winning the general election. Kohler defeated La Follette in 1932 primary, but La Follette came back in 1934 for two more terms as governor. His administration was a return to the Progressive politics.