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.