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Interesting Fact:

Philipp managed a lumber company in Mississippi from 1894 to 1902 and while there he founded the community of Philipp, Mississippi.

Study Questions:

  • What were the reasons why Philipp disagreed with the progressives?
  • What were Philipp's leading policies while governor?
  • Who were Philipp's opponents in his three governor campaigns? What were the election results?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on March 25:

    1947: A coal mine accident in Centralia, Illinois, kills 111 miners.
    1954: RCA begins manufacturing color televisions with a 12-inch screen, selling for $1,000.

  • March 25

    Wisconsin's Governors
    Emanuel L. Philipp, Wisconsin's 23rd governor, was born near Honey Creek in Sauk County on March 25, 1861. He began his employment as a telegraph operator in Baraboo for the Northwestern Railway Company. His business interests grew over the years as he moved to Milwaukee to organize the Union Refrigerator Transit Co. of Wisconsin in 1903. He became prominent in Wisconsin politics as a leader against the La Follette progressives. He was elected governor in 1914 and served three terms. Died: June 15, 1925.

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