Herman L. Ekern
|Herman L. Ekern|
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|Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin|
|1937 – 1939|
|Bachelor's||Univ. of Wisconsin (1894)|
|Date of birth||December 27, 1872|
|Place of birth||Pigeon Falls, Wisconsin|
- University of Wisconsin (1894)
State Assemblyman 1903-1908
- Speaker in the session of 1907
- Co-author of the railroad retirement and teachers' retirement acts, and instrumental in establishing the state life insurance code.
State insurance commissioner 1910-1915
Wisconsin Attorney General 1923-1927
Wisconsin gubernatorial election 1926
In 1926 he was the choice of Robert M. La Follette, Jr., and his followers for the gubernatorial nomination, but was defeated in the Republican primary by Fred R. Zimmerman.
United States Senate election 1938
Ekern lost this election.
Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor 1938
In 1938 he was appointed lieutenant governor by Governor Philip La Follette to fill the unexpired term of H. A. Gunderson.