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Wisconsin Governors Honor Former State Leader Patrick Lucey

Attending Monday's funeral in Milwaukee for former Gov. Patrick Lucey were Gov. Walker and former Govs. Doyle, McCallum, Thompson and Schreiber.

Lucey died May 10 at age 96. He had served as Wisconsin's Democratic governor from 1971 to 1977, when he resigned in the middle of his second term to become U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, under former President Jimmy Carter.

In 19980, Lucey ran unsuccessfully for Vice President as an independent, with John Anderson atop the ticket.

Republican Thompson commented after Monday's funeral that Lucey helped grow the state Democratic Party into a "tremendous organization, much to my chagrin."