1995 – First Lady Charlotte McAleer Kohler Dies

On this date the wife of Wisconsin Governor Walter Jodok Kohler, Jr died. Born in October, 1912 in Philadelphia, Charlotte Kohler studied acting in New York City and even performed "Death Takes a Holiday" on Broadway. She came to Wisconsin with her second husband, Walter Kohler, whom she met in Philadelphia. As First Lady of Wisconsin Kohler busied herself caring for Walter’s two children from his previous marriage, as well as becoming very active in the American Red Cross and Mendota State Hospital. [Source: by Nancy G. Williams, p. 190-193]