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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book
(1956)

The state government: judicial branch,   pp. [527]-540 PDF (3.4 MB)


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530                 WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
Wisconsin retirement system. Chapter 60, Laws of 1951, had
previously made them eligible for federal old age and survivors'
insurance. Chapter 461, Laws of 1953, extended Wisconsin retire-
ment system coverage to the county judges. Chapter 486, Laws of
1955 provides a retirement system for full-time judges of munici-
pal and inferior courts of record other than county courts. The
retirement age is set at 70, but the compulsory retirement feature
does not apply to the incumbents in office on the effective dates of
the acts.
   Chapter 494, Laws of 1955, authorizes retired Supreme Court
and circuit court judges to serve temporarily as circuit judges at the
request of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Retired circuit
court judges also may be appointed court commissioners and concil-
iators pursuant to Chapter 420, Laws of 1955.
                        SUPREME COURT
                                                    Term Expires
     Name                                              January
Edward T. Fairchild, Chief Justice ..............................  19571
John  E. M artin ..............................................................
 1962
Grover  L. Broadfoot ......................................................
 1966
Tim othy Brow n  ..............................................................
 1964
Edw ard  J. Gehl ..............................................................
 1960
George  Currie ................................................................
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R oland J. Steinle ............................................................
 1965
Clerk: GORDON SAMUELSEN.
Marshal: FRED L. DOAR.
Reporter: FRED C. SEIBOLD.
Court Room and Office: State Capitol.
Publications: Calendar; Wisconsin Reports (published by Callaghan
     and Company, Chicago).
  The Supreme Court consists of 7 justices. Except when appointed
by the Governor to fill vacancies they are elected by the people for'-
10-year terms. The justice who has been a member of the Supreme
Court for the longest time serves as the chief justice. Salaries of
the justices are fixed by statute at $14,000 per year for terms com-
mencing after July 8, 1955; the chief justice will receive $14,500.
For terms commencing prior to July 8, 1955, the salaries are $12,000
and $12,500 respectively.
  The Supreme Court appoints the clerk of the Supreme Court who
is a constitutional officer. He keeps the court's records and serves
as secretary of the Board of Bar Commissioners. His salary is
set at not to exceed $9,000. In addition the court employs a marshal
'Became Chief Justice upon resignation of Justice Fritz.
2Appointed August 30, 1951, to fill vacancy caused by resignation of
Justice Henry P. Hughes.


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