Emanuel L. Philipp

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Emanuel L. Philipp
Emanuel Lorenz Philipp.jpg
23rd Governor of Wisconsin
In office
January 4, 1915 – January 3, 1921
Lieutenant Edward Dithmar
Preceded by Francis E. McGovern
Succeeded by John J. Blaine
Personal details
Born (1861-03-25)March 25, 1861
Honey Creek, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died June 15, 1925(1925-06-15) (aged 64)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Resting place Forest Home Cemetery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Bertha Schweke Phillipp
Children Cyrus L. Philipp
Parents Luzi Phillip
Sabina (Ludwig) Phillip
Profession Railroad executive
Politician

Emanuel Lorenz Philipp (March 25, 1861– June 15, 1925) was an American railroad executive and politician from Wisconsin, who served as the 23rd Governor of Wisconsin from 1915 to 1921.

Early life[edit]

Philipp was born in Honey Creek, Sauk County, Wisconsin, the son of Luzi Phillip and Sabina (Ludwig) Phillip.[1] He attended the common schools and worked as a railroad telegraph operator in Baraboo, Wisconsin before becoming the telegrapher and agent for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in Lodi, Wisconsin.[2]

Career[edit]

Philipp also worked for the Gould transcontinental system and as traffic manager for Schlitz Brewery Company.[3]

While he was a manager of a lumber company in Mississippi from 1894 to 1902, he founded the unincorporated community of Philipp in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. He bought the Union Refrigerator Transit Company in St. Louis in 1903, and reorganized it as the Union Refrigerator Transit Company of Wisconsin after moving it to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[4]

Political career[edit]

He held various political positions in Wisconsin. He served with Robert M. La Follette, Sr. as chairman of the Milwaukee County Convention, before disagreeing with him over railroad oversight.[5] From 1909-1914 he was the Milwaukee Police Commissioner.[6] A conservative Republican, he wrote, with the help of Edgar Werlock, Political Reform in Wisconsin: A Historical Review of the Subjects of Primary Election, Taxation and Railway Regulation (1910).[7]

In 1914, Philipp was nominated for Governor of Wisconsin,ad won the election. He won reelection twice, and served as the 23rd Governor of Wisconsin from 1915-1921.[8] After leaving office, he returned to his business pursuits. He operated two model farms and served as regent of Marquette University.[9]

Death[edit]

Philipp died on June 15, 1925 (age 64 years, 82 days) in Milwaukee and is interred at Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee.[10]

Family life[edit]

Phillipp married Bertha Schweke Phillipp in 1887, and they had three children. Their son Cyrus L. Philipp served as the Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wisconsin Historical Society-Emanuel Philipp
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration, and Herman, Jennifer L. (2008). Wisconsin Encyclopedia. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 220. 
  3. ^ Hannan, Caryn (2008). Wisconsin Biographical Dictionary. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 317. 
  4. ^ Wisconsin History
  5. ^ Hannan, Caryn (2008). Wisconsin Biographical Dictionary. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 317. 
  6. ^ l "Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission 125th Anniversary Report". Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Political Reform in Wisconsin (1910), by Emanuel L. Philipp
  8. ^ Industrial Commission, (1917). State of Wisconsin Blue Book. Industrial Commission,. p. 499. 
  9. ^ Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration, and Herman, Jennifer L. (2008). Wisconsin Encyclopedia. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 220. 
  10. ^ "Historical People". Forest Home Cemetery. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ Cyrus Philipp papers

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Political offices
Preceded by
Francis E. McGovern
Governor of Wisconsin
1915–1921
Succeeded by
John J. Blaine