July 30, 1818: Harrison Ludington, Wisconsin's 13th governor, was born July 30, 1818 in Ludingville, New York. He moved to Milwaukee in 1838 where he and his uncle purchased the business of the pioneer merchant Solomon Juneau. In 1851, Ludington turned his interests to lumbering, becoming a world leader in lumber manufacturing. He served as a Milwaukee city councilman and mayor. His business and political experiences with his immense popularity in the Milwaukee area brought Ludington the nomination for governor in 1875. He served for only one term.
Died: June 17, 1891.