Louis Harvey

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Birthday
22, 1820
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 19, 1862 (41)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1820
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 19, 1862 (41)

About

After serving during the early 1860s as Wisconsin's Secretary of State, this Whig-turned-Republican Party politician became the seventh Governor of Wisconsin. After only three months in office, he drowned in the Tennessee River while trying to board a traveling steamboat from a stationary, smaller boat.

Before Fame

After working for a time as a teacher, he began editing a Whig publication called the Southport American. As a member of the newly-formed Republican Party, he served in the Wisconsin State Senate in the mid 1850s.

Trivia

He was succeeded in the office of Governor of Wisconsin by his Lieutenant Governor, Edward Salomon.

Family Life

A native of East Haddam, Connecticut, he relocated to Ohio at the age of eight. He later settled in Wisconsin with his wife, Cordelia Perrine.

Associated With

He and William Barstow were both mid-nineteenth-century governors of Wisconsin.