1820 – Louis P. Harvey Born

On this date , Wisconsin Governor, was born in Connecticut. He taught school in both Kentucky and Ohio before relocating to Kenosha, where he worked as a newspaper editor. He was elected to the Wisconsin state senate in 1853, 1855, and 1857. In 1859 he was elected Secretary of State. He served as governor from January 6 to April 19, 1862. on April 19, 1862, in Savannah, Tennessee while delivering medical supplies to Wisconsin soldiers at Pittsburgh Landing. Harvey slipped while stepping from one boat to another and fell into the Tennessee River and drowned. His body was recovered four days later and returned to Madison. Governor Harvey is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p. 255]