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Politician members in Wisconsin

  Thomas G. Atkinson (1928-1988) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., March 9, 1928. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Green Bay, Wis., 1973-75; defeated, 1979, 1987. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; National Rifle Association; Eagles; Moose. Died, of cancer, on June 10, 1988 (age 60 years, 93 days). Interment at Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Atkinson and Evelyn (Piron) Atkinson; married to Patricia Liebergen.
  John C. Gower (b. 1941) — of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis. Born January 10, 1941. Republican. Lawyer; Brown County District Attorney, 1967-71; member of Wisconsin state assembly 4th District; elected 1972, 1974. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Jaycees; National Rifle Association. Still living as of 1975.
  James E. Risch (b. 1943) — also known as Jim Risch — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 3, 1943. Republican. Rancher; lawyer; Ada County Prosecuting Attorney, 1970-74; member of Idaho state senate, 1975-89, 1995-2003; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1988, 2004, 2008 (delegation chair); Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 2003-06, 2007-09; Governor of Idaho, 2006; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 2009-. Member, American Bar Association; National Rifle Association. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  John George Schmitz (1930-2001) — also known as John G. Schmitz — of California. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., August 12, 1930. Member of California state senate, 1965-70, 1979; U.S. Representative from California 35th District, 1970-73; defeated in Republican primary, 1972, 1976, 1984; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1972; reprimanded by the California Senate in 1982 over a press release issued by his office, which characterized a critic and her supporters with crude slurs; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982. Catholic. Member, Young Americans for Freedom; John Birch Society; National Rifle Association; American Legion; Military Order of the World Wars; Knights of Columbus; Order of Alhambra; Toastmasters. Died, of prostate cancer, in the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 10, 2001 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Kay LeTourneau.
  Campaign slogan: "When you're out of Schmitz, you're out of gear."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Bartholomew Thomas Stupak (b. 1952) — also known as Bart Stupak — of Menominee, Menominee County, Mich. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., February 29, 1952. Democrat. Police officer; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives 109th District, 1989-90; candidate for Michigan state senate 38th District, 1990; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1993-2011; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Catholic. Member, National Rifle Association; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Laurie Ann Olsen.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
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