George Comings

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George Fisher Comings
24th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
In office
January 3, 1921 – January 5, 1925
Governor John J. Blaine
Preceded by Edward Dithmar
Succeeded by Henry Huber
Personal details
Born (1849-03-18)March 18, 1849
Greensboro, Vermont, U.S.
Died June 10, 1942(1942-06-10) (aged 93)
Whitehall, Wisconsin, U.S.
Resting place Saint Joseph City Cemetery in Saint Joseph, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Emma Fannie Comings
Children Mary Huntington Ghiringhelli
Alice Tenney Larkin
Ellen Copeland Chambers
Benjamin Comings
Francis Comings
George H. Comings
Willard Comings
Fannie Comings
Parents Benjamin Comings
Mary Comings
Profession Dairyman
Agricultural Lecturer

George Fisher Comings (March 18, 1849 – June 10, 1942) was an American politician, a dairyman, an agricultural lecturer, and the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin.

Early life[edit]

Comings was born in Greensboro, Vermont in 1849. He moved to St. Joseph, Michigan with his parents in 1870. In 1900, he moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he was a dairyman and bred Holstein cattle.


Comings became well known as a lecturer on agricultural topics, and in 1920, he was elected the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. He served two terms as lieutenant governor, from January 3, 1921 - January 5, 1925.[1] In the 1924 election, he ran for Governor of Wisconsin but lost in the Republican primary to John J. Blaine, the incumbent.

In 1927, Comings began working in the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, and in 1928 he was made a state humane officer. He held that office until his retirement at age 91 in 1939;


Comings died in 1942 in Whitehall, Wisconsin and is buried in the Comings plot at the Saint Joseph City Cemetery in Saint Joseph, Michigan.[2]

Family life[edit]

Son of Benjamin and Mary Comings, he married Emma Fannie Comings on October 12, 1874. They had eight children, Mary Huntington Ghiringhelli, Alice Tenney Larkin, Ellen Copeland Chambers, Benjamin Comings, Francis Comings, George H. Comings, Willard Comings, and Fannie Comings.[citation needed]


  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1923,' Biographical Sketch of George Comings, pg. 626-263
  2. ^ Berrien County, Michigan-Tombstones

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Dithmar
Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Henry Huber