July 22, 1820: Louis P. Harvey, the seventh governor of Wisconsin, was born on July 22, 1820 in Connecticut. In 1841, Harvey moved to Southport (Kenosha) where he opened a school. He moved to Clinton and Waterloo to follow business pursuits. Harvey was elected to the state Senate in 1854 and served until 1857 and was elected secretary of state in 1859. He held that office for two years prior to becoming governor in 1861. Harvey served for only 100 days, drowning in the Tennessee River while he was returning home after delivering supplies to Wisconsin troops.