Lee S. Dreyfus

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Lee Dreyfus
Lee Dreyfus (Wisconsin Governor).jpg
Dreyfus as governor, circa 1979
40th Governor of Wisconsin
In office
January 4, 1979 – January 3, 1983
LieutenantRussell Olson
Preceded byMartin Schreiber
Succeeded byTony Earl
Personal details
Born
Lee Sherman Dreyfus

(1926-06-20)June 20, 1926
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedJanuary 2, 2008(2008-01-02) (aged 81)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Resting placePrairie Home Cemetery
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Joyce Dreyfus
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
ProfessionEducator
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Battles/warsWorld War II

Lee Sherman Dreyfus (pronounced DRAY-fuss; June 20, 1926 – January 2, 2008) was an American educator and politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He was the 40th Governor of Wisconsin from January 4, 1979 to January 3, 1983.

Dreyfus died of respiratory failure caused by heart surgery on January 2, 2008 in Waukesha, Wisconsin at the age of 81.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mark Pitsch and Jason Stein. "Former Gov. Dreyfus dies, remembered as maverick". Wisconsin State Journal, January 4, 2008. Archived January 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine