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Theobald, H. Rupert; Robbins, Patricia V. (ed.) / The state of Wisconsin 1983-1984 Blue Book
(1983-1984)

Biographies and pictures,   pp. [1]-98 PDF (32.6 MB)


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MEMBERS OF STATE LEGISLATURE
Representative                      Representative
   GILSON                          SHOEMAKER
Representative
  STOWER
Earl Gilson (Dem.), 40th Assembly District
  Born De Pere, July 1, 1923; married; 2 sons. Graduated Fond du Lac Goodrich
H.S.; B.S. Colorado State U. 1967, M.Ed.
  1968. Legislator. Formerly military serviceman, cabinet maker, university
faculty member, owner-operator of construction
business and a designer of homes. World War II veteran; Air Force 1942-62.
Member V.F.W.; American Legion; Lions Club
(former vice pres.); Pierce-St. Croix Humane Society; Nature Conservancy;
Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union; Badger Safe Energy
Alliance; Pierce Co. Energy Task Force. Former member Boy Scouts of America
(cubmaster).
  Elected to Assembly 1982. Biennial committee assignments: 1983 Energy and
Utilities (vice chp.); Environmental Re-
sources; Forest Productivity and Rural Development; State Affairs; Legislative
Adv. Com. to the Minn.-Wis. Boundary Area
Commission.
  Telephone: Capitol: (608) 266-5504; District: (715) 425-6850.
  Voting address: Cady's Lane, Route 4, Box 273, River Falls 54022.
  Mailing address: (office) Room 16 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952,
Madison 53708.
Richard A. Shoemaker (Dem.), 41st Assembly District
  Born Beloit, June 11, 1951; married; 2 children. Graduated Menomonie High
School; B.S. UW-Stout 1975. Legislator. For-
merly congressional aide, menswear retailer. Member Menomonie Chamber of
Commerce; Menomonie Jaycees; Moose lodge;
Masonic lodge; Farmers Union; Menomonie Lions Club; Dunn Co. Historical Society;
Dunn Co. Democratic Party. Dunn
County Board supervisor 1976-77.
  Elected to Assembly since 1978; Assistant Majority Leader. Biennial committee
assignments: 1983  Agriculture; Assembly
Organization; Financial Institutions and Insurance; Forest Productivity and
Rural Development; Local Affairs (also 1981);
Rules; Jt. Com. on Legislative Organization; Legislative Adv. Com. to the
Minn.-Wis. Boundary Area Commission (co-chp.,
also 1981; vice chp. 1979); State Capitol and Executive Residence Board.
1981  Agriculture and Nutrition (vice chp.); Small
Business and Economic Development (vice chp.); Elections; Reapportionment;
State Affairs (also 1979); Legis. Coun. Coins. on
Revision of Town Laws (chp.) and on Mobile Home Taxation and Zoning. 1979
- Small Business (vice chp.); Revisions,
Repeals and Uniform Laws (vice chp.); Agriculture; Revenue; Legis. Coun.
Coins. on Unfair Sales Act (vice chp.) and on Interest
Rate Practices.
  Telephone: Capitol: (608) 266-7745 District: (715) 235-0267.
  Voting address: 209-3rd Street, West, Menomonie 54751.
  Mailing address (office): Room 112 West, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953,
Madison 53708.
Harvey Stower (Dem.), 42nd Assembly District
  Born Frederic, September 17, 1944; married; 1 child. Educated Amery H.S.;
B.S. UW-River Falls 1967; attended St. Andrews
U., Scotland 1975; M. Div. Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
1977. Legislator and clergyman. Former teacher.
Member Wisconsin Conference-United Methodist Church; Clergy and Laity Concerned;
Burnett, Polk and St. Croix County
Democratic Parties; Burnett and Polk County Historical Societies; Amery Community
Club. Former member Pride Community
Center (bd. mbr.); Gamaliel Chair (bd. mbr.). Outstanding Young Men of America
award.
  Elected to Assembly 1982. Biennial committee assignments: 1983  Forest
Productivity and Rural Development (co-chp., co-
chp. of its Subcom. on Wisconsin Conservation Corps, chp. of its Subcom.
on Rural Economic Development and mbr. of its
Subcom. on the Family Farm); Family and Economic Assistance (vice chp.);
Agriculture; Revenue; Tourism and Recreation;
Rural Caucus.
  Telephone: Capitol: (608) 266-0484; District: (715) 268-6740.
  Voting address: 515 South Keller, Amery 54001.
  Mailing address: (office) Room 12 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953,
Madison 53708.
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