Former Wisconsin Governors

Governor's Name State Time in Office Party
Gov. Scott Walker Wisconsin 2011 - 2019
Republican
Gov. Jim Doyle Wisconsin 2003 - 2011
Democrat
Gov. Scott McCallum Wisconsin 2001 - 2003
Republican
Gov. Tommy G. Thompson Wisconsin 1987 - 2001
Republican
Gov. Anthony S. Earl Wisconsin 1983 - 1987
Democrat
Gov. Lee Sherman Dreyfus Wisconsin 1979 - 1983
Republican
Gov. Martin James Schreiber Wisconsin 1977 - 1979
Democrat
Gov. Patrick Joseph Lucey Wisconsin 1971 - 1977
Democrat, Independent
Gov. Warren P. Knowles Wisconsin 1965 - 1971
Republican
Gov. John W. Reynolds Wisconsin 1963 - 1965
Democrat
Gov. Gaylord Anton Nelson Wisconsin 1959 - 1963
Democrat
Gov. Vernon W. Thomson Wisconsin 1957 - 1959
Republican
Gov. Walter J. Kohler Jr. Wisconsin 1951 - 1957
Republican
Gov. Oscar Rennebohm Wisconsin 1947 - 1951
Republican
Gov. Walter S. Goodland Wisconsin 1943 - 1947
Republican
Gov. Julius Peter Heil Wisconsin 1939 - 1943
Republican
Gov. Philip F. La Follette Wisconsin 1935 - 1939
1931 - 1933
Republican 1st term; Progressive 2nd and 3rd terms
Gov. Albert G. Schmedeman Wisconsin 1933 - 1935
Democrat
Gov. Walter J. Kohler Wisconsin 1929 - 1931
Republican
Gov. Fred R. Zimmerman Wisconsin 1927 - 1929
Republican
Gov. John J. Blaine Wisconsin 1921 - 1927
Republican
Gov. Emanuel L. Philipp Wisconsin 1915 - 1921
Republican
Gov. Francis E. McGovern Wisconsin 1911 - 1915
Republican
Gov. James O. Davidson Wisconsin 1906 - 1911
Republican
Gov. Robert M. La Follette Wisconsin 1901 - 1906
Republican
Gov. Edward Scofield Wisconsin 1897 - 1901
Republican
Gov. William H. Upham Wisconsin 1895 - 1897
Republican
Gov. George W. Peck Wisconsin 1891 - 1895
Democrat
Gov. William Dempster Hoard Wisconsin 1889 - 1891
Republican
Gov. Jeremiah M. Rusk Wisconsin 1882 - 1889
Republican
Gov. William E. Smith Wisconsin 1878 - 1882
Republican
Gov. Harrison Ludington Wisconsin 1876 - 1878
Republican
Gov. William R. Taylor Wisconsin 1874 - 1876
Democrat
Gov. Cadwallader Colden Washburn Wisconsin 1872 - 1874
Republican
Gov. Lucius Fairchild Wisconsin 1866 - 1872
Republican
Gov. James Taylor Lewis Wisconsin 1864 - 1866
Republican
Gov. Edward Salomon Wisconsin 1862 - 1864
Republican
Gov. Louis Powell Harvey Wisconsin 1862 - 1862
Republican
Gov. Alexander Williams Randall Wisconsin 1858 - 1862
Republican
Gov. Coles Bashford Wisconsin 1856 - 1858
Republican
Gov. Arthur MacArthur Wisconsin 1856 - 1856
Democrat
Gov. William Augustus Barstow Wisconsin 1854 - 1856
Democratic
Gov. Leonard James Farwell Wisconsin 1852 - 1854
Whig
Gov. Nelson Dewey Wisconsin 1848 - 1852
Democrat