Francis E. McGovern

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Francis E. McGovern

Francis McGovern (January 21, 1866 – May 16, 1946), was an American politician who served as the 22nd Governor of Wisconsin from 1911 to 1915.[1] He was born in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

McGovern supported the La Follette progressive wing of the Republican Party. He broke with LaFollette in 1912 by supporting Theodore Roosevelt and LaFollette worked to defeat his reelection in 1914, in conjunction with anti-tax conservative Republicans. He died in 1946.


  • John D. Buenker, The History of Wisconsin. Volume IV The Progressive Era, 1893-1914 (1998)
Political offices
Preceded by
James O. Davidson
Governor of Wisconsin
1911 – 1915
Succeeded by
Emanuel L. Philipp