1893 – Orland S. Loomis born

On this day in history former Wisconsin Governor Orland S. Loomis was born in Mauston, Wisconsin. After serving in World War I, Loomis was elected to the State Assembly in 1928 and then the State Senate in 1931, serving as President Pro Tempore in 1933. Loomis was elected Attorney General in 1936 under the newly formed . In 1942 Loomis won the election for governor under the Progressive platform but died as a result of a heart attack on December 7, 1942 before he could be inaugurated. [Source: Nancy G. Williams, p.261-262]