Roach: A Guy Named Tommy

Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson recently stepped down as interim president of the University of Wisconsin System and I was filled with melancholy.

For young readers, or folks who have just become Wisconsin residents, Tommy (his preferred title) has the unique record of being the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin’s 174 years of statehood. He sat in the big chair from 1987 through 2001, winning a record four elections.