John O. Norquist Papers, 1970-1988

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Title: John O. Norquist Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1970-1988

  • Norquist, John O.
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss 200; PH Milwaukee Mss 200

Quantity: 16.0 c.f. (10 record center cartons and 18 archives boxes) and 28 negatives on 7 strips (1 negative envelope)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Legislative papers of John O. Norquist, a former Democratic assemblyman (1975-1983) and state senator (1983-1988), who was later elected mayor of Milwaukee. Included are general correspondence and subject files documenting topics with which he was prominently identified such as education, health care, taxes, and transportation and his leadership position on the Joint Committee on Finance. Also well covered is the Milwaukee Public Schools, the Senate Democratic Caucus and the legislative party leadership, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, funding to the Department of Transportation for highway construction and mass transit, the Hospital Rate Setting Commission, and the Legislative Council Committee on Occupational Licensing. In addition to correspondence and memoranda, the files include press releases, newsletters, and speeches. Some records of the Assembly Transportation Committee were created by former legislator Kevin Soucie. Prominent correspondents include David Berger, Lee Dreyfus, Anthony Earl, Edward Jackamonis, Lowell Jackson, Gerald Kleczka, Henry Maier, and Thomas Loftus. The negatives document Norquist's 1984 trip to Nicaragua.

Language: English

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