Walter Goodland, Wisconsin's 31st governor, was born in 1862 in Sharon, Wisconsin. He attended Lawrence College and became a teacher in the rural area near Appleton. Goodland was admitted to the bar in 1886 but moved to Michigan where he established two newspapers. He moved to Beloit in 1899 where he became part owner and publisher of the Daily News. One year later he became the editor and publisher of the Racine Times. Goodland became involved in Racine politics and was elected to the state Senate in 1926 and 1930. Goodland was elected as lieutenant governor three times. Before taking office for the third time, Governor Orland Loomis died, putting Goodland in the governor's office. He was re-elected governor in 1944 and 1946. Died: March 12, 1947.