1904 – Former governor Walter Kohler, Jr., born

On this date , was born to Walter J. Kohler, Sr., and Charlotte Schroeder Kohler. Kohler graduated from Yale in 1925 and served in the Navy during World War II, achieving the rank of lieutenant-commander. In 1950 he ran for governor of Wisconsin and won, serving from 1951 to 1957. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams]