Fred Zimmerman, Wisconsin's 25th governor, was born in 1880 in Milwaukee. Zimmerman held a number of jobs early in his career, including milkman, salesman and bookkeeper. He ran for the Assembly in 1908 and won by six votes. He served as secretary of state for two terms and was elected governor in 1926. Zimmerman lost his bid for re-election in 1928 and 1934. He was again elected as secretary of state, serving nine consecutive terms.
Died: December 14, 1954.