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Orland S. Loomis (1893–1942)

Governor–Elect 1942

 
 
Orland S. Loomis (1893–1942) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
1. Orland S. Loomis (1893–1942) Marker
Westbound view.
Inscription. A Mauston native, lawyer, and World War I veteran, Loomis served in the state legislature (1929-1934), was first state director of the Rural Electrification Administration (1935-1936), represented Wisconsin at the World Power Conference (1936), and was state attorney general (1937-1938). Wisconsin's last Progressive Party gubernatorial candidate, Loomis won election in 1942 but died before the inauguration.
 
Erected 1972 by the Juneau County Historical Society. (Marker Number 95.)
 
Location. 43° 47.797′ N, 90° 4.531′ W. Marker is in Mauston, Wisconsin, in Juneau County. Marker is on East State Street (State Highway 82) near Oak Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in front of the Juneau County Court House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 East State Street, Mauston WI 53948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stewart's Chapel (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Iron Brigade (approx. 6 miles away); The Wisconsin River (approx. 6 miles away); New Lisbon Civil War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); The Sand Counties – Aldo Leopold Territory
Orland S. Loomis (1893–1942) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 5, 2009
2. Orland S. Loomis (1893–1942) Marker
Eastbound view.
(approx. 7 miles away); Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 7.1 miles away); Mrs Salter Killed Here (approx. 10.6 miles away); Hop Raising (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mauston.
 
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 95.
 
Also see . . .  Orland Steen Loomis. Wikipedia entry. "He died suddenly of a heart attack a month before he was to take office, and the Republican Lieutenant Governor Walter Samuel Goodland served all of Loomis's term as acting governor." (Submitted on June 30, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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