1918 – First Lady Jean Vlasis Lucey Born

On this date the wife of Wisconsin Governor was born. Jean Vlasis Lucey was very active in her husband’s governorship (1971-1977), speaking out on issues more often than first ladies before her. The couple met while Vlasis  was a political secretary in Milwuakee. During her husband’s term, Jean Lucey studied American Literature and Journalism at the UW. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p.222-226.]