1819 - 1909
Henry L. Palmer
Starting in the state assembly, Palmer was an influential politician later serving as a state senator, Milwaukee County judge and president of the Milwaukee School Board. When the Wisconsin Mutual Life Insurance Company of Janesville was moved to Milwaukee and reorganized as the now well known Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Palmer served as legal advisor and member of the executive committee. He held the presidency from 1874 to 1908.