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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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WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
  MUNICIPAL COURTS
County
   Ashland ..............
   Barron, 1st ........
   Barron, 2nd ........
   Barron, 3rd ........
   Bayfield, 2nd ....
   *Brown ..................
   *Brown ..................
   Burnett ................
   Douglas ..............
   *Fond du Lac ......
   *Fond du Lac ......
   *Kenosha ..............
   Lincoln, 2nd ......
   *Manitowoc' ........
   *Milwaukee ........
   *Outagamie ..........
   Polk .....................
   *Racine .................
   *Rock ...................
   *Rock ...................
   Sawyer ................
 **Sheboygan ........
   Washburn, 1st ..
   *Waukesha, East
   *Waukesha, West
   *Winnebago ........
   Winnebago ........
***Wood  ..............
Judge
   Where Held
Ashland ..................
Barron     ....................
Rice Lake ..............
Cumberland  ..........
Iron River ..............
Green Bay ..............
Green Bay ..............
Grantsburg ............
Superior ..................
Ripon     .....................
Fond du Lac ..........
Kenosha ..................
Tomahawk   ............
Manitowoc ..............
Milwaukee  .......
Appleton ...........
Balsam Lake  ........
Racine     ....................
Janesville ................
B eloit  ........................
Hayward  ................
Sheboygan  ............
Spooner ..................
Waukesha  ..............
Oconomowoc ..........
Oshkosh ..................
Winneconne  ..........
Marshfield ..............
   The Constitution gives the legislature power to create municipal
and other inferior courts, as well as to confer criminal and civil
jurisdiction upon the county courts. Under this authority 27 mu-
nicipal courts have been created, 2 superior courts, a civil court
in Milwaukee County with 6 branches; a district court with 2
branches in the same county; and a Milwaukee County children's
court.
   The special acts creating the municipal courts can be found in
the 1950 Wisconsin Annotations and later session laws. They
confer varying jurisdiction. Some are not courts of record and do
not have a jurisdiction much greater than that of justices of the
peace. A larger number are courts of record and have an extensive
civil and criminal jurisdiction. The terms of office of the judges
are either 4 or 6 years, as prescribed in the act creating the partic-
ular court in question.
   Chapter 526, Laws of 1945, created and established in Dane
County a municipal court to be designated Small Claims Court f6r
Dane County. Chapter 609, Laws of 1955, confers additional juris-
diction on a small claims court for La Crosse County. Chapters 212
  *Court of Record.
  **A 1955 law made this an inferior court with the title municipal court.
***City of Marshfield only.
'Judge to be elected in April 1957 will serve a 6-year term and will preside
over
2 branches; a justice branch and a circuit court branch. (Chapter 125, Laws
of 1953).
2Appointed Oct. 31, 1955 to fill vacancy caused by death of Judge Monk.
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Term and
Expiration
4 years Jan.
4 years May
4 years May
4 years May
4 years May
6 years May
6 years May
4 years May
4 years May
4 years May
4 years May 1,
4 years Jan.
4 years May
4 years May
6 years Jan.
6 years May
4 years May
6 years Jan. 1,
6 years June
6 years May
4 years May
4 years May
4 years May
6 years May
6 years May
6 years Jan.
4 years May
2 years April
1958
1956
1959
1959
1956
1960
1956
1958
1957
1957
1958
1958
1957
1958
1962
1961
1957
1960
1959
1960
1959
1959
1959
1961
1961
1962
1956
1957
Thomas M. Anich ..........
John F. Santerro ............
Laurence     S. Coe ............
John Bauman..............
John F. Shykes ..............
Donald W. Gleason ......
Raymond  J. Rahr ..........
Eugene D. Jensen ..........
Claude F. Cooper ..........
Lester J. Burr ................
Hazen W. McEssy  ........
Harry V. Carlson ..........
John E. Smith..............
Harold W. Mueller ........
Herbert J. Steffes ............
Oscar J. Schmiege ..........
Louis G. Nagler ............
Howard J. Du Rocher          .
Ralph F. Gunn ................
Arthur L. Luebke ............
Perry A. Risberg ............
Randall H. Miller ..........
Robert Zum Brunnen
Scott Lowry................
Alvin G. Brendemuehl
Sam  J. Luchsinger ........
Otto G. Ansorge ............
Kenneth A. Pucker ........


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