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Julius Peter Heil (July 24, 1876  – November 30, 1949) was the 30th Governor of Wisconsin from 1939 to 1943. A Republican, he was born in Düssmund an der Mosel, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1881.[1] In 1901, he founded the Heil Company in Milwaukee, which fabricated steel tank cars. He served two two-year terms as Wisconsin's governor after defeating Phillip LaFollette. Often known as "Julius the Just," as governor, the New York Times reported that Heil was known for clowning and silly antics.[2]

Heil toured the country to promote the Wisconsin's dairy products. He was re-elected in 1940, but lost to Progressive Orland Steen Loomis in 1942, according to the New York Times, because of his unpopular labor record.[3] Heil died in Milwaukee on November 30, 1949.[4]

Election results

  • 1940 Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial primary results: Julius Heil, 223,819; James K. Robinson 106,570[5]
  • 1940 Wisconsin gubernatorial results: Julius Heil (R) defeated F.E. McGovern (D) and[6] Orland S. Loomis[7]
  • 1942 Wisconsin gubernatorial results: Orland Loomis (Progressive) (R) defeated Julius Heil (R) and Dr. W. C. Sullivan[8]


  1. ^ 1910 U.S. Census, State of Wisconsin, County of Milwaukee, enumeration district 270, p. 11-B, family 242.
  2. ^ Sheasby, Fred C. (June 4, 1939). "Heil's Antics Jolt Wisconsin". New York Times. p. E10. Retrieved 2007-01-27.  
  3. ^ "Obituary". New York Times. December 4, 1949. p. E2.  
  4. ^ "Obituary". New York Times. December 4, 1949. p. E2.  
  5. ^ "Republican Vote Ahead in Wisconsin". New York Times. September 19, 1940. p. 19.  
  6. ^ 1942 Wisconsin Blue Book
  7. ^ "Vital Facts Concerning the Quadrennial Polling of the Nation's Millions of Voters". New York Times. November 3, 1940. p. 50.  
  8. ^ "Wisconsin". New York Times. November 4, 1942. p. 5.  
Political offices
Preceded by
Philip La Follette
Governor of Wisconsin
1939 – 1943
Succeeded by
Walter Samuel Goodland

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