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

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WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK 1983-1984
26th SENATE DISTRICT
Fred Risser (Dem.), 26th Senate District
  Born Madison, May 5, 1927; widower; 3 children. Educ. Carleton College
(Minn.), UW-Madison; B.A. 1950 and LL.B. 1952
Univ. of Oregon. Attorney. WW II vet.; Navy. Mbr. Oregon, Wis., and Dane
County Bar Assns. Delegate 1960, 1964 Dem.
Natl. Conv.; chp. state Electoral College 1964; CSG Midwestern Conf. (immed.
past chp., former vice chp.); mbr. NCSL and
CSG Natl. Exec. Coms.
  Elected to Assembly 1956-60; elected to Senate in 1962 special election;
reelected since 1964. President of the Senate 1983 (also
1981, 1979); Sen. Pres. pro tem 1977, 1975; Min. Ldr. 1967-73; Assist. Min.
Ldr. 1965. Biennial committee assignments: 1983-
Senate Organization (chp. 1981, 1979, 1977, mbr. since 1967); Jt. Com. on
Legis. Org. (co-chp. 1981, 1979, 1977, mbr. since
1967); Jt. Survey Com. on Debt Management (co-chp., also 1981, 1979); Jt.
Com. on Employment Relations (co-chp., also 1981,
1979, mbr. since 1973); State Bldg. Comn. (vice chp. 1971-81, mbr. since
1969, mbr. 1959) and chp. of its Admin. Affairs Sub-
com.; Disability Bd. (mbr. since 1971); Interstate Coop. Comn. (chp., mbr.
since 1967); State Capitol and Exec. Res. Bd; Legis.
Council (since 1967). 1981 - Legis Coun. Coms. on Adoption Laws (vice chp.),
the Prosecutorial System (vice chp.), Courts
(also 1979, 1977) and Legis. Oversight (also 1979, 1977). 1979 - Legis. Coun.
Corns. on Law Revision (co-chp.), State Employ-
ment Relations (co-chp., also 1977), Determinate Sentencing (vice chp., also
1977), Mun. Collective Bargaining Process (also
1977), Pretrial Release. 1977 -  Legis. Coun. Com. on Definition of Death
(chp.). 1975 - Legis. Coun. Coms. on Criminal
Penalties (chp. since 1971), Recycled Paper (chp.), and Insurance Laws Revision
(since 1969). 1973- Legis. Coun. Corns. on
Review of Performance and Program Audit Procedures (chp.), and on Preserving
Agric. and Conservancy Lands. 1971 - Bond
Bd. (vice chp., mbr. 1969). 1969 - Judiciary; Legis. Coun. Judiciary Com.;
Task Force on Local Bldg. Codes. 1967- Bd. on
Govt. Oper. (mbr. 1965, 1961, chp. 1959). 1965 - Jt. Finance (also 1963,
Assembly chp. 1959).
  Telephone: Capitol: (608) 266-1627; District: (608) 255-2956.
  Voting address: 5409 Esther Beach Road, Madison 53713.
  Mailing address: (office) Room 235 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882,
Madison 53707-7882.
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