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Governor of Wisconsin

head of state and of government of the U.S. state of Wisconsin

The Governor of Wisconsin is the highest executive authority in the government of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The position was first filled by Nelson Dewey on June 7, 1848, the year Wisconsin became a state. Prior to statehood, there were four Governors of Wisconsin Territory.

Governor of Wisconsin
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Seal of the State of Wisconsin
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Tony Evers

since January 7, 2019
ResidenceWisconsin Governor's Mansion
Term lengthFour years, no term limits
Inaugural holderNelson Dewey
FormationJune 7, 1848 (1848-06-07)

Living former U.S. governors of WisconsinEdit

As of January 2019, there were six former governors of Wisconsin still living. The most recent death of a former Governor of Wisconsin was that of Patrick Lucey (1971–1977) on May 10, 2014.

Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Martin J. Schreiber 1977–1979 (1939-04-08) April 8, 1939 (age 80)
Anthony S. Earl 1983–1987 (1936-04-12) April 12, 1936 (age 83)
Tommy Thompson 1987–2001 (1941-11-19) November 19, 1941 (age 77)
Scott McCallum 2001–2003 (1950-05-02) May 2, 1950 (age 69)
Jim Doyle 2003–2011 (1945-11-23) November 23, 1945 (age 73)
Scott Walker 2011–2019 (1967-11-02) November 2, 1967 (age 51)


  1. Nick Heynen - Wisconsin State Journal. "Database: Wisconsin state employee salaries".