Orland S. Loomis

Orland S. Loomis

Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 7 Dec 1942 (aged 49)
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 38833357 · View Source
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Wisconsin Governor-Elect. He served in several capacities in the Wisconsin legislature in the 1920s and 1930s. He became a leader of the progressive movement, especially after the death of Robert M. LaFollette in 1925, and was active in promoting the regulation of public utilities. In 1934, he formally split with the Republicans and helped form the Progressive party in the LaFollette tradition. He was attorney general of Wisconsin from 1937 to 1938, but was defeated for re-election in the Republican landslide of 1938. In 1942, he was elected governor of Wisconsin over the incumbent Republican governor, Julius P. Heil. In December of 1942, before assuming office, he was stricken by a series of heart attacks which resulted in his death on December 7.

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