1866 – Louis Allis Born

On this date , prominent Wisconsinite and president of the Louis Allis Company, was born in Milwaukee. He attended Markham Academy in Milwaukee and received a B.S. in civil engineering from Pennsylvania Military College in 1888. Allis returned to Milwaukee and began his business career as a clerk at E. P. Allis Co. In 1901 he left the company and invested in the recently formed Mechanical Appliance Co., a Milwaukee manufacturer of small direct-current motors. In 1903 Allis became president of the firm, which he renamed the Louis Allis Company in 1922. Allis continued as president until his retirement in 1945. [Source: ]