Patrick Lucey

American politician (1918-2014)

Patrick Joseph Lucey (March 21, 1918 – May 10, 2014) was an American politician. He served as the 38th Governor of the US state of Wisconsin from 1971 to 1977.[1] In 1977, he was appointed ambassador to Mexico by President Jimmy Carter. He was an independent vice-presidential candidate in 1980 with John Anderson.

Patrick Lucey
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United States Ambassador to Mexico
In office
July 19, 1977 – October 31, 1979
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byJoseph J. Jova
Succeeded byJulian Nava
Governor of Wisconsin
In office
January 4, 1971 – July 6, 1977
LieutenantMartin Schreiber
Preceded byWarren Knowles
Succeeded byMartin Schreiber
Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
In office
January 4, 1965 – January 2, 1967
GovernorWarren Knowles
Preceded byJack Olson
Succeeded byJack Olson
Personal details
Born(1918-03-21)March 21, 1918
La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedMay 10, 2014(2014-05-10) (aged 96)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party (Before 1979; 1980–2014)
Independent (1979–1980)
Alma materUniversity of St. Thomas, Minnesota
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lucey was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, aged 96.[2]


  1. Patrick Lucey Archived 2017-08-21 at the Wayback Machine at Wisconsin
  2. "Former Wisconsin Governor Lucey Dies at 96". Archived from the original on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-05-11.