HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Eisenhower Takes a Whistle-Stop Tour
September 12 – September 18
The Week in Indiana History
” I left politics to Papa.”
– – – Maude Brown Schricker (1886-1970)
Her husband, Henry Schricker, served two terms as Indiana Governor. With regard to the quote, her daughter Margaret said, “Make no mistake about it. Mother was a born politician. She just moved so naturally and quietly that she didn’t know her own power.”
Did You Know?
Eric Holcomb is the 51st Governor of Indiana. However, there are only 49 men who have served as the state’s chief executive. There are two governors who each served two non-consecutive terms and are therefore counted twice. The first is Isaac Gray, who was lieutenant governor under James D. Williams, the state’s 17th governor. When Williams died in office in November of 1880, Gray finished the two months of the term, thereby becoming governor number 18. Albert Porter was elected governor in 1881. After Porter’s term was complete, Isaac Gray was elected to his own four-year term and is counted again, this time as governor number 20. A half-century later, Henry Schricker won the 1940 election to become governor number 36. In those years, Indiana governors were limited to one term, so Schricker left office in 1945 when Ralph Gates won the election. Four years later, Schricker returned, this time as the state 38th governor.
ANSWERS: 1. Gene Stratton- Porter 2. Each was an Indiana governor who went on to become Vice President of the United States 3. Milan High School