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Order of the Coif
Politician members in Wisconsin

George R. Currie George R. Currie (b. 1900) — of Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wis. Born in Princeton, Green Lake County, Wis., January 16, 1900. Lawyer; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1951-54; appointed 1951. Member, Order of the Coif. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1925 to Gladys E. Bremer.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1954
  Newton Norman Minow (b. 1926) — also known as Newton N. Minow — of Glencoe, Cook County, Ill. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 17, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1961-63; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1961-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964 (alternate), 1972; Honorary Consul-General for Singapore in Chicago, Ill., 2006. Jewish. Member, Order of the Coif; American Bar Association; American Society for International Law; B'nai B'rith; American Jewish Committee. Still living as of 2016.
  Relatives: Son of Jay A. Minow and Doris (Stein) Minow; married, May 29, 1949, to Josephine Baskin.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
George B. Nelson George Bliss Nelson (b. 1876) — also known as George B. Nelson — of Stevens Point, Portage County, Wis.; Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Amherst, Portage County, Wis., May 21, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; Portage County District Attorney, 1906-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1930-40; appointed 1930. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Theta Delta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James J. Nelson and Juniata P. (Andrews) Nelson; married, April 16, 1912, to Ruth Weller.
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Kenneth John O'Connell (b. 1909) — also known as Kenneth J. O'Connell — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born in Bayfield, Bayfield County, Wis., December 8, 1909. Lawyer; law professor; justice of Oregon state supreme court, 1958-. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel W. O'Connell and Kathryn B. (Smith) O'Connell; married, June 2, 1938, to Evelyn L. Wachsmuth.
  Carl Barnett Rix (1878-1963) — also known as Carl B. Rix — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Jackson, Washington County, Wis., September 30, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Delta Chi; Delta Theta Phi. Died in October, 1963 (age 85 years, 0 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, West Bend, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Wareham Paul Rix and Marie Louise (Stauffer) Rix; married, September 30, 1907, to Sara C. Barney.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Vernon W. Thomson Vernon Wallace Thomson (1905-1988) — also known as Vernon W. Thomson — of Richland Center, Richland County, Wis. Born in Richland Center, Richland County, Wis., November 5, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Richland County, 1935-50; Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1939-44; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1952 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker), 1956; mayor of Richland Center, Wis., 1944-50; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1951-57; candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin; Governor of Wisconsin, 1957-59; defeated, 1958; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1961-74; defeated, 1974. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Chi Phi; Moose. Died in Washington, D.C., April 2, 1988 (age 82 years, 149 days). Interment at Richland Center Cemetery, Richland Center, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Alva A. Thomson and Ella M. (Wallace) Thomson; married, June 6, 1936, to Helen Davis.
  Cross-reference: John R. Petrus
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
  Lowell Curtis Wadmond (1896-1986) — also known as Lowell Wadmond — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Racine, Racine County, Wis., March 16, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Freemasons. Died September 25, 1986 (age 90 years, 193 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Christian George Wadmond and Celia (Jensen) Wadmond; married, July 27, 1938, to Mary Elita Cason.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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