Wisconsin Governors

Wisconsin's Governors

Below is a list of Wisconsin's governors and their terms. To learn more about each governor, click on their name.

2003 - : Jim Doyle
2001 - 2003: Scott McCallum
1987-2001: Tommy Thompson
1983-1987: Anthony Earl
1979-1983: Lee S. Dreyfus
1977-1979: Martin Schreiber
1971-1977: Patrick Lucey
1965-1971: Warren Knowles
1963-1965: John Reynolds
1959-1963: Gaylord Nelson
1957-1959: Vernon Thomson
1951-1957: Walter J. Kohler, Jr.
1947-1951: Oscar Rennebohm
1943-1947: Walter Goodland
Elected in 1942, died before taking office: Orlando Loomis
1939-1943: Julius P. Heil
1935-1939: Philip La Follette
1933-1935: Albert G. Schmedeman
1931-1933: Philip La Follette
1929-1931: Walter J. Kohler, Sr.
1927-1929: Fred Zimmerman
1921-1927: John J. Blaine
1915-1921: Emanuel Philipp
1911-1915: Francis E. McGovern
1906-1911: James O. Davidson
1901-1906: Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
1897-1901: Edward Scofield
1895-1897: William H. Upham
1891-1895: George W. Peck
1889-1891: William D. Hoard
1882-1889: Jeremiah M. Rusk
1878-1882: William E. Smith
1876-1878: Harrison Ludington
1874-1876: William R. Taylor
1872-1874: Cadwallader C. Washburn
1866-1872: Lucius Fairchild
1864-1866: James Taylor Lewis
1862-1864: Edward Salomon
1862: Louis Harvey
1858-1862: Alexander W. Randall
1856-1858: Coles Bashford
1856: Arthur McArthur
1854-1856: William A. Barstow
1852-1854: Leonard J. Farwell
1848-1852: Nelson Dewey