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Wisconsin: Secretaries of State


Wisconsin Secretaries of State, 1848-2000 (May be incomplete!)
Thomas McHugh 1848-50 William A. Barstow 1850-52 Charles D. Robinson 1852-54 Alexander T. Gray 1854-56 David W. Jones 1856-60 Louis P. Harvey 1860-62 James T. Lewis 1862-64 Lucius Fairchild 1864-66 Thomas S. Allen 1866-70 Llywelyn Breese 1870-74 Peter Doyle 1874-78 Hans B. Warner 1878-82 Ernst G. Timme 1882-91 Thomas J. Cunningham 1891-95 Henry Casson 1895-99 William H. Froehlich 1899-1903 Walter L. Houser 1903-07 James A. Frear 1907-13 John S. Donald 1913-17 Merlin Hull 1917-21 Elmer S. Hall 1921-23 Fred R. Zimmerman 1923-27 Theodore Dammann 1927-35 Theodore Dammann 1935-39 Fred R. Zimmerman 1939-54 Louis Allis 1954-55 Mrs. Glenn M. Wise 1955-57 Robert C. Zimmerman 1957-75 Douglas J. LaFollette 1975-79 Vel R. Phillips 1979-83 Douglas J. LaFollette 1983-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1902: Walter L. Houser (Rep), elected.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Fred R. Zimmerman (Rep), elected; Mathilda Boorman (Socialist), defeated; Peter S. Brzonkala (Independent Democratic), defeated; Maria I. A. Nelsen (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Fred R. Zimmerman (Rep), elected; John M. Callahan (Dem), defeated; Ida Fenske (Socialist), defeated; Richard Koeppel (Socialist Labor), defeated; Oliver Needham (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1938: Fred R. Zimmerman (Rep), elected.
  • 1954 Dec 14: Fred R. Zimmerman, died in office.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Robert C. Zimmerman (Rep), elected; Marguerite R. Benson (Dem), defeated.
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