1950 – Scott McCallum Born

On this date Wisconsin governor James Scott McCallum was born in Fond du Lac. McCallum’s father worked as both an assembly worker at the Giddings & Lewis Manufacturing Company and as a letter carrier, serving as president of his Letter Carrier’s Union. His mother was a homemaker and bank teller. McCallum grew up in Fond du Lac and graduated from Goodrich Public High School. He graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1972, with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, and from Johns Hopkins University in 1974, with an M.A. in International Economics. In 1976, at the age of 26, he was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate. From 1976 to 1980, McCallum was Chairman of the State Senate Campaign Committee. He served for 14 years as Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor, and was sworn in on February 1, 2001, as Wisconsin’s 43rd governor when Tommy G. Thompson was confirmed as secretary to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [Source: ]