Warren Knowles, Wisconsin's 37th governor, was born on August 19, 1908 in River Falls. He received his law degree in 1933 and joined a firm in New Richmond. Knowles served for five years on the New Richmond County Board and was elected to the state senate in 1940. He served in the Navy during World War II and returned to the Senate, remaining there until 1953. Knowles was elected lieutenant governor in 1954 and served two terms. He was elected governor in 1964 and re-elected in 1966 and 1968. Died: May 1, 1993.