1941 – First Lady Sue Ann Thompson Born

On this date the wife of Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was born in Monroe County, Wisconsin. She earned a degree in elementary and seconday education from the Viterbo College in La Crosse. She was a Franciscan nun for five years in La Crosse but left the order and began her teaching career. Sue Ann Thompson taught school and raised their three children in Elroy while her husband focused on his political career. She therefore traveled frequently between Elroy and Madison. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p.246-249]