|43rd Governor of Wisconsin|
February 1, 2001 – January 6, 2003
|Preceded by||Tommy Thompson|
|Succeeded by||Jim Doyle|
|41st Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin|
January 5, 1987 – February 1, 2001
|Preceded by||James Flynn|
|Succeeded by||Margaret Farrow|
May 2, 1950 |
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Laurie McCallum; 3 children|
Scott McCallum (born May 2, 1950) is a member of the Republican Party who served as the 43rd Governor of Wisconsin, from 2001 to 2003. Prior to assuming the role of governor upon the appointment of Tommy Thompson as Secretary of Health and Human Services, McCallum served as a member of the Wisconsin State Senate and as the 41st Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin.
McCallum was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, the eldest of four children. He attended the youth government and leadership program, Badger Boys State, in 1967 as a representative chosen from his High School.
He graduated from Macalester College in 1972 with a degree in Economics and Political Science. He earned his masters degree in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University in 1974. He is of the Christian Science religion. McCallum is married to Laurie McCallum; they have three children and reside in Lodi, Wisconsin.
In 1976, McCallum won a seat in the Wisconsin State Senate. McCallum won the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in 1982, but lost in the general election to incumbent William Proxmire. During his 10 years (1976–1986) as state senator, McCallum was allied with the New Republican Conference, a now-defunct movement of fiscally conservative, but socially liberal, GOP activists.
Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Wisconsin
In 1986, McCallum ran for lieutenant governor on the Republican ticket with Tommy Thompson running for governor. The Thompson-McCallum ticket served the state of Wisconsin for 14 years, having been reelected in 1990, 1994 and 1998. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Thompson to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. McCallum thus served out the final two years of Thompson's fourth term, and appointed State Senator Margaret Farrow of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, to be the new lieutenant governor. McCallum ran for a full term in 2002, but was defeated in the election by Democratic Attorney General Jim Doyle. The other major party candidate running in 2002 was Libertarian Ed Thompson (brother of Tommy Thompson).
Post political career
|Wisconsin 18th State Senate Election 1976|
|Wisconsin 18th State Senate Election 1980|
|Wisconsin U.S. Senate Election 1982|
|Democratic||William Proxmire (incumbent)||983,311||63.6|
|Wisconsin 18th State Senate Election 1984|
|Wisconsin Gubernatorial Election 2002|
|Republican||Scott McCallum (incumbent)||734,779||41.39|
|Governor of Wisconsin
|Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
|Wisconsin State Senate|
Walter G. Hollander
|Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 18th district