The happenings "inside" the Wisconsin State Treasury and across the street at the State Capitol

Treasury Fun Fact of the Day: On May 23rd, Hail to the 23rd Treasurer!

On this 23rd day of May, we want you to know John L. Sonderegger was the 23rd Wisconsin State Treasurer!  He had strong ties to managing money as well as health.  According to,  It was1940 when Sonderegger received his doctorate degree in business from University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 1936, he started to work for Rennebohm Drug Store and became the company’s secretary and comptroller. On August 19, 1947, Acting Governor of Wisconsin Oscar Rennebohm appointed Sonderegger Wisconsin State Treasurer because of the death of John M. Smith. He resigned on September 30, 1948 to become Wisconsin state insurance commissioner. Sonderegger worked at several other companies and help with the merger of Rennebohm Drug Stores with Walgreens. He also served on the board of trustees of the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation.

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