Governor of Wisconsin
|Governor of Wisconsin|
since January 7, 2019
|Residence||Wisconsin Governor's Mansion|
|Term length||Four years, no term limits|
|Inaugural holder||Nelson Dewey|
|Formation||June 7, 1848|
The Governor of Wisconsin is the highest executive authority in the government of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The position was first filled by Nelson Dewey on June 7, 1848, the year Wisconsin became a state. Prior to statehood, there were four Governors of Wisconsin Territory.
Living former U.S. governors of Wisconsin[change | change source]
As of February 2023[update], there were five former governors of Wisconsin still living. The most recent death of a former Governor of Wisconsin was that of Tony Earl (1983–1987) on February 23, 2023.
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth (and age)|
|Martin J. Schreiber||1977–1979||April 8, 1939|
|Tommy Thompson||1987–2001||November 19, 1941|
|Scott McCallum||2001–2003||May 2, 1950|
|Jim Doyle||2003–2011||November 23, 1945|
|Scott Walker||2011–2019||November 2, 1967|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Nick Heynen - Wisconsin State Journal. "Database: Wisconsin state employee salaries". madison.com.