Henry Edgar Roethe

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Henry Edgar Roethe (May 1866 – 1939) of Fennimore, Wisconsin was the Republican candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in 1914.[1]


Born in Whitewater, Wisconsin, Roethe went to Whitewater Normal State School; he then moved to Fennimore, Wisconsin where he bought and published a newspaper. Roethe served in the Wisconsin State Assembly 1907-1910, 1913-1914. From 1917 to 1924, he was the state senator from the Sixteenth district.[2] He took his own life around August 16, 1939.[3]


  1. ^ "To Run For Governor By Walking 3,000 Miles". Atlanta Constitution. February 14, 1914. Retrieved 2010-09-18. ... 3,000-mile walking tour faces Henry E. Roethe of Fennimore, candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Wisconsin, who is running on a ... 
  2. ^ "Henry Edgar Roethe (1866–1939)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-09-21. He was editor and publisher of this paper until 1897 when his brother, Edward, became a junior partner in the enterprise, and the paper was restyled the Fennimore Times. Roethe continued as editor of the paper throughout most of his life and was its publisher until his death. ... 
  3. ^ "H. E. Roethe Found Dead". New York Times. August 16, 1939. Retrieved 2010-09-21. The body of Henry E. Roethe of Fennimore, former State Assemblyman and Senator and the Republican candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in 1914, ...