Arthur McArthur is officially listed as Wisconsin's fourth governor, even though he was never elected to the position and his time in office
was only four days. McArthur was a lieutenant governor candidate in the 1855 election, teaming with Governor William Barstow on the Democratic
ticket. McArthur easily won but Barstow's election was contested in court and he resigned shortly after his inauguration. Upon the Governor's
resignation, McArthur assumed the office of governor. Coles Bashford, however, claimed he won the election due to voter fraud. Bashford asked
McArthur to step down peacefully, if possible, but by force, if necessary. McArthur stepped aside to avert violence, ending his four-day term as
McArthur was born on January 26, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland, and died on August 26, 1896, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.