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Governor of Wisconsin

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Governor of Wisconsin
Seal of the State of Wisconsin
Tony Evers

since January 7, 2019
ResidenceWisconsin Governor's Mansion
Term lengthFour years, no term limits
Inaugural holderNelson Dewey
FormationJune 7, 1848 (1848-06-07)

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, 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 (1939-04-08) April 8, 1939 (age 85)
Tommy Thompson 1987–2001 (1941-11-19) November 19, 1941 (age 82)
Scott McCallum 2001–2003 (1950-05-02) May 2, 1950 (age 74)
Jim Doyle 2003–2011 (1945-11-23) November 23, 1945 (age 78)
Scott Walker 2011–2019 (1967-11-02) November 2, 1967 (age 56)

References[change | change source]

  1. Nick Heynen - Wisconsin State Journal. "Database: Wisconsin state employee salaries". madison.com.