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2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
Life and public service of Richard A. Grobschmidt
Preliminary Draft - Not Ready For Introduction
March 10, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Sinicki, Barca, Brostoff,
Skowronski, Jagler, Zepnick, Kessler, E. Brooks, Mason, Murphy,
Anderson, Berceau, Pope, Vruwink, Crowley, Ripp, Young, Hesselbein and
Wachs, cosponsored by Senators C. Larson, Darling, L. Taylor, Nass, Risser,
Hansen, Miller, Vinehout and Ringhand. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR17,1,1 1Relating to: the life and public service of Richard A. Grobschmidt.
AJR17,1,32 Whereas, Richard A. Grobschmidt was born on May 3, 1948, and died on July
323, 2016; and
AJR17,1,64 Whereas, Richard A. Grobschmidt, scion of a family long dedicated to public
5service, similarly devoted his life to the betterment of the city of South Milwaukee
6and the state of Wisconsin; and
AJR17,1,107 Whereas, after graduating from South Milwaukee High School in 1966 and
8obtaining his Bachelors of Science degree in Secondary Education from the
9University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1972, he returned to South Milwaukee High as
10a teacher; and
AJR17,1,1211 Whereas, Grobschmidt obtained his Masters Degree in Curriculum and
12Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1979; and
1Whereas, his interest in public affairs and public service led him to successfully
2seek election to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1984, where he was a member of the
3Education Committee from 1985 to 1995, serving as chairperson during the 1993
4session, and the Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care; and
AJR17,2,75 Whereas, Grobschmidt was elected to the Wisconsin Senate in a special election
6in November 1995, serving on the Senate Education Committee from 1996 to 2003,
7and as chairperson of that committee from 1999 to 2003; and
AJR17,2,108 Whereas, he was known in his many years in the legislature as a consensus
9builder, a bipartisan worker, and a tireless servant to this constituents; now,
10therefore, be it
AJR17,2,13 11Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the
12Wisconsin Legislature salute Richard A. Grobschmidt, acknowledge his tremendous
13record of public service, and mourn his passing; and, be it further
AJR17,2,16 14Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide copies of this resolution
15to Richard Grobschmidt's wife of 47 years, Barbara, to his father, Chester, and to his
16daughter, Tamara.
AJR17,2,1717 (End)