March 28, 1842: Edward Scofield, Wisconsin's 19th governor, was born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania on this date. He was a printer's apprentice as a young man and enlisted in the Civil War, rising to the rank of Major. In 1868 Scofield moved to Oconto, Wisconsin where he became a foreman in a lumber mill. He established the firm of Edward Scofield and Company in 1890. Scofield served in the state Senate before being elected governor in 1896. His business-like approach in office allowed him to serve two terms. It was under his administration that the militant progressivism under La Follette's leadership became triumphant. Died: February 3, 1925.