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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958

Biographies and pictures of constitutional officers, supreme court justices, members of Congress, members of legislature,   pp. [1]-68 PDF (22.7 MB)

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  ALEXANDER     WILEY    (Rep.) born Chippewa Falls on May 26,
1884. After graduation from   Chippewa Falls High School attended
Augsburg College, Minneapolis for 2 years and University of Michigan
law school for 2 years. Graduated University of Wisconsin law school
1907. Has been a lawyer and businessman since that time. Since 1916
owned and operated a dairy farm in Barron County which was pre-
viously owned and operated by his parents. District attorney of Chip-
pewa County 3 terms, 1909-1915; member of school board of Chippewa
Falls; governor of Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Kiwanis district in 1933.
In 1936 Republican nominee for Governor. Married in 1909 to May
Jenkins (now   deceased); 4 children; Elisabeth, Marshall, Rosemary,
Winifred. Married Dorothy May Kydd, May 1952. Elected to U.S.
Senate in 1938; re-elected 1944, 1950, 1956. Former chairman of Senate
Committee on the Judiciary (now highest Republican member); for-
mer chairman and now senior Republican member Senate Foreign Re-
lations Committee. Member, former Senate Special Committee to In-
vestigate Crime in Interstate Commerce. Official representative of
the U. S. government at Interparliamentary Union Conference in Oslo,
Norway, Sept. 1939 and British Empire Parliamentary Conference in
Bermuda, June 1946; head of U. S. delegation to Empire Parliamentary
Conference in Bermuda, 1948; U. S. delegate to Japanese Peace Con-
ference in San Francisco, 1951; U. S. delegate to Council of Europe,
Strasbourg, France, 1951; U. S. delegate to Interparliamentary Union
Conference, Bern, Switzerland, 1952; U. S. delegate to the Seventh
United Nations General Assembly, 1952; U. S. delegate to the Interpar-
liamentary Union, Washington, D. C. 1953. Home Address: Chippewa
  E. WILLIAM    PROXMIRE     (Dem.) born Lake Forest, Ill. Nov. 11,
1915. Attended grade schools in Lake Forest and the Hill Preparatory
School near Philadelphia. B.A. Yale University. M.B.A. Harvard Uni-
versity Graduate School of Business Administration; M.P.A. Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard. Formerly a bank clerk, news-
paper and radio reporter; instructor in government at Harvard Uni-
versity; plant manager of a Wis. farm implement company. Owns and
operates a printing plant in Waterloo, Wis. World War II veteran,
having served with the military intelligence 1941-46. Member of Wis.
assembly 1951-52. Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin
1952, 1954, 1956. Elected to U. S. Senate in a special election Aug. 27,
1957, to fill vacancy caused by death of Sen. McCarthy. Member
Senate Committees on Banking and Currency, Post Office and Civil
Service, and Small Business. Home Address: Buckeye Road, Madison.

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