WRL-95: Orland S. Loomis (1893-1942)

© Photographed June 12, 2015
Erected 1972 by Juneau County Historical Society
 Mauston, Jueanu County, Wisconsin
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ORLAND S. LOOMIS (1893-1942)
Governor-Elect 1942
A Mauston native, lawyer, and World War I veteran, Loomis served in the state legislature (1929-1934), was first state director of the Rural Electrification Administration (1935-1936), represented Wisconsin at the World Power Conference (1936), and was state attorney general (1937-1938). Wisconsin's last Progressive Party gubernatorial candidate, Loomis won election in 1942 but died before the inauguration.
The  memorial is located on the grounds of the Juneau County Courthouse on eastbound East State Street / U.S. 12, Wisconsin Highway 16 / 58, County Highway G, between Oak Street (to the west) and Hickory Street (to the east), Mauston, Wisconsin 53948.

NOTE: This street is VERY busy -- with transport trucks, construction vehicles, and just a lot of traffic. Had to be very careful, as drivers were loathe to recognize a pedestrian in their midst.

NOTE: This was my second trip to this location to obtain good photographs. The first trip (in November 2012) the weather was lousy; this trip, the entire downtown was torn up. Welcome to life in Wisconsin!

Wikipedia: Orland Steen Loomis

This marker is included in the Wisconsin Registered Landmarks program (1964-1973).

See also, Juneau County Veterans Memorial, John T. Patterson (Medal of Honor Recipient) and Edwin M. Truell (Medal of Honor Recipient), also at this location.

 The marker is located in front of the Juneau County Courthouse.

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