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Biography

Born Madison, May 5, 1927; married; 3 children. Attended Carleton College (MN), UW-Madison; B.A. U. of Oregon 1950; LL.B. U. of Oregon 1952. Attorney. World War II veteran; Navy. Member: State Bar of Wis. and Oregon and Dane Co. Bar Assns.; NCSL (past mbr. Natl. Exec. Com.); CSG (past mbr. Natl. Exec. Com., Midwestern Conf. chp. 1993, 1982). Presidential Elector 2012, 2008, 1964.

Elected to Assembly 1956-60; elected to Senate in 1962 special election; reelected since 1964. Longest serving legislator in Wisconsin history and longest serving state legislator in U.S. President of the Senate 2011 (eff. 7/17/12), 2009, 2007, 2001, 1999, 1997 (eff. 1/15/97 to 4/20/98), 1995 (eff. 7/9/96), also 1979 to 4/20/93; Co-Majority Leader 2001 (eff. 10/22/02); Assistant Minority Leader 1995 (eff. 1/5/95 to 7/12/96), 1993 (eff. 4/20/93, also 1965); Sen. Pres. Pro Tempore 1977, 1975; Minority Ldr. 1967-73.

Member of Educational Communications Board, Historical Society of Wisconsin, Board of Curators, State Capitol and Executive Residence Board and Uniform State Laws, Commission on

2015 Authored Proposals

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2015 Co-authored Proposals

2015 Cosponsored Proposals

2015 Authored Amendments

2015 Votes