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Theobald, H. Rupert; Barish, Lawrence S. (ed.) / The state of Wisconsin 1987-1988 Blue Book
(1987-1988)

Biographies and pictures,   pp. [1]-98 PDF (37.5 MB)


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MEMBERS OF STATE LEGISLATURE                                     41
          Representative                 Representative                Representative
          PAULSON                       SHOEMAKER                       
BERNDT
David E. Paulson (Rep.), 28th Assembly District
  Born Polk County, September 13, 1931; married; 2 children. Graduate Osceola
High School. Dairy farmer
and legislator. Korean Conflict veteran; served in Navy. Member Amery Area
Ambulance Board; American
Legion; V.F.W. (post commander); Farm Bureau (director); Farmers Union; National
Rifle Assn.; Natl. Fed.
of Independent Businesses; Lions Club (charter mbr.); church bd. mbr. Chairman
town of Black Brook 1967-
79; Polk County Bd. of Supervisors 1968-72.
  Elected to Assembly 1978, 1980; reelected since 1984. Biennial committee
assignments: 1987 - Children
and Human Services (resigned 4/28/87); Education (eff. 4/28/87); Tourism,
Recreation and Forest Productiv-
ity; Transportation (ranking minority mbr., mbr. 1981, 1979); Legis. Adv.
Com. to the Minn.-Wis. Boundary
Area Comn. (also 1985). 1985  Agriculture (also 1979); Rural Development;
Urban and Local Affairs. 1981
Agriculture and Nutrition; Veterans and Military Affairs (also 1979); Legislative
Council's Com. on Child
Care and Early Education. 1979 - Small Business.
  Telephone: Capitol: (608) 267-2365; District: (715) 268-2488.
  Voting address: (Town of Black Brook) Route 4, Box 75, Amery 54001.
  Mailing address: Room 305 West, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708.
Richard A. Shoemaker (Dem.), 29th Assembly District
  Born Beloit, June 11, 1951; married; 2 children. Graduate Menomonie High
School; B.S. UW-Stout 1975.
Full-time legislator. Former congressional aide, menswear retailer. Member
Menomonie Chamber of Com-
merce; Menomonie Jaycees; Moose lodge; Masonic lodge; Farmers Union; Menomonie
Lions Club; Dunn
Co. Historical Society; Dunn Co. Democratic Party; NCSL's International Trade
Com. Dunn County Board
supervisor 1976-77.
  Elected to Assembly since 1978; Assistant Majority Leader 1983. Biennial
committee assignments: 1987
State Affairs (chp. 1985, mbr. 1981, 1979); Elections (also 1981); Financial
Institutions and Insurance (also
1983); Trade, Industry and Small Business; Select Com. on Regulation of Gambling;
Building Comn. (also
1985); Legis. Adv. Com. to the Minn.-Wis. Boundary Area Comn. (co-chp. 1985,
1983, 1981, vice chp. 1979);
Legis. Coun. Coms. on Liability Law and Insurance (chp.), on Regulation of
Financial Institutions, on Tele-
communications (also 1983). 1985 - Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Tourism,
Recreation and Forest Pro-
ductivity; Ways and Means; 1983 - Agriculture; Assembly Organization; Financial
Institutions and Insur-
ance; Forest Productivity and Rural Development; Local Affairs (also 1981);
Rules; Jt. Com. on Legislative
Organization; State Capitol and Executive Residence Board; Legis. Coun. Coins.
on Interstate Banking, on
Revision of Town Laws (chp. 1981). 1981 --Agriculture and Nutrition (vice
chp.); Small Business and Eco-
nomic Development (vice chp.); Reapportionment; Legis. Coun. Com. on Mobile
Home Taxation and Zon-
ing. 1979 - Small Business (vice chp.); Revisions, Repeals and Uniform Laws
(vice chp.); Agriculture; Reve-
nue; Legis. Coun. Coms. on Unfair Sales Act (vice chp.) and on Interest Rate
Practices.
  Telephone: Capitol: (608) 266-7745; District: (715) 235-0267.
  Voting address: 2805 Crestview Road, West, Menomonie 54751.
  Mailing address (office): Room 112 West, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953,
Madison 53708.
  William F. Berndt (Rep.), 30th Assembly District
  Born Milwaukee, July 18, 1956; married. Grad. River Falls High School 1974;
attended UW-River Falls
  1974-76; B.A. University of Minnesota 1982. Full-time legislator. Member
River Falls Chamber of Com-
  merce; Pierce County Republican Party.
  Elected to Assembly 1984; reelected 1986. Biennial committee assignments:
1987 - Colleges and Universi-
  ties; Education; Housing and Securities; Natural Resources (ranking minority
mbr.); Legis. Adv. Com. to the
  Minn.-Wis. Boundary Area Comn. (also 1985). 1985 - Economic Development;
Rural Development.
  Telephone: Capitol: (608) 266-1526; District: (715) 425-0095.
  Voting address: (Town of River Falls) Route 1, Box 301, River Falls 54022.
  Mailing address: Room 326 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison
53708.


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