Oscar Rennebohm

Oscar Rennebohm

Birth
Leeds, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 15 Oct 1968 (aged 79)
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 6822513 · View Source
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Wisconsin Governor. He graduated as a pharmacist from the University of Wisconsin in 1911, worked as a druggist and later opened his own drug stores. During World War I, he served as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. After the war he later entered politics and was elected as a Republican the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, serving (1944-47). When, Governor Walter Goodland died shortly after his third term began, Rennebohm succeeded him, as the 32nd Governor of Wisconsin, serving until 1951. During his term as Governor, he was active in educational reform and administration began a veterans’ housing program financed by an increased liquor tax. Declining to run for reelection, he was president of the Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Association, vice president of the American Pharmaceutical Association, and treasurer of the National Association of Retail Druggists.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6822513
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Rennebohm (25 May 1889–15 Oct 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6822513, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .