Robert La Follette, Wisconsin's 20th governor, was born in a log cabin at Primrose in 1855. He was the first Wisconsin-born governor to take office. He attended the University of Wisconsin where he gained prominence in his oratory skills. He entered the law practice in Madison and was elected Dane County District Attorney in 1880. At age 29, La Follette was elected to Congress, becoming the youngest member. He served three terms and was defeated in 1890. In 1900, La Follette was elected governor, his third attempt at the office. He was inaugurated on January 7, 1901. His five years in office were known for progressive reforms and reorganization. La Follette was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1905. His statue is in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall as Wisconsin's greatest son. Died: June 18, 1925.