John J. Blaine, Wisconsin's 24th governor, was born on May 4, 1873, in Wingville, Grant County. Blaine studied law and began practicing at Boscobel in 1897. He soon was elected mayor of Boscobel and served four terms. He was elected to the state Senate in 1908 and 1910. He was very involved in the workman's compensation law. Blaine became attorney general in 1918 and was elected governor in 1920, serving three terms. He became a U. S. Senator in 1926, serving a single term. Died: April 16, 1934.