Francis E. McGovern, the 22nd governor of the state, was born on this date in 1866 on a farm near Elkhart, Wis. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1890 and was a high school principal at Brodhead and Appleton. He was admitted to the bar in 1897 and became assistant district attorney of Milwaukee County. He was elected governor in 1911 and 1913. During his terms, McGovern continued the La Follette policies and extended the progressive period in Wisconsin politics. Died: May 16, 1946.