June 20, 1926:
Lee S. Dreyfus, Wisconsin's 40th governor, was born on June 20, 1926 in Milwaukee. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Ph.D in communications. Dreyfus served in the Navy during World War II. He served as general manager for WHA television and was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin. From 1967 to 1969, Dreyfus was the president of Wisconsin State University at Stevens Point. Dreyfus was elected governor in 1978 due to his effectiveness in communicating and his grass-roots campaign style. He chose not to seek re-election.