1927 – Wisconsin First Lady Joyce Unke Dreyfus Born

On this date the wife of Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus was born. The couple grew up together on the same block in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Unke received a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Throughout her husband’s term (1979-1983), she busied herself raising their three children and volunteering her time to organizations such as the Special Olympics and the United Cerebral Palsey Foundation of Southeastern Wisconsin. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, pp 234-239]