Albert Schmedeman, Wisconsin's 28th governor, died on this date in 1946. He was born on November 25, 1864, in Madison. He attended the Northwestern Business College and began working in a clothing store in Madison. Schmedeman was a member of the city council and board of education. In 1913 he was the treasurer for the Democratic State Committee and supported Woodrow Wilson for president. Wilson appointed Schmedeman Minister to Norway, a post he held for eight years. He served as Madison's mayor from 1925 until 1932, at which time he won the governorship. While campaigning for a second term, Schmedeman fell and hurt his foot. Gangrene developed and he lost his leg. His bid for re-election failed.