1999 Assembly Joint Resolution 68
Relating to: the life and public service of Delmar E. DeLong.
Whereas, Delmar E. DeLong was born on June 7, 1931, in Beloit, Wisconsin, and died on June 30, 1999, in Ocala, Florida; and
Whereas, Mr. DeLong was educated in Clinton schools, received a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1952, and earned a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1966; and
Whereas, Mr. DeLong served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955; and
Whereas, Mr. DeLong served on the Clinton Village Board from 1958 to 1960, on the Clinton School Board from 1967 to 1973 (serving as its president from 1968 to 1973), on the CESA 17 Board of Control from 1971 to 1973; and
Whereas, he served as municipal justice for the Town of Turtle from 1967 to 1975; and
Whereas, Mr. DeLong served in the Wisconsin assembly from 1973 to 1982, where he was elected minority caucus chairman in the 1975 through 1981 sessions; and
Whereas, upon leaving the legislature, he headed the DeLong Company in Clinton, a business previously operated by his father and brother; and
Whereas, Mr. DeLong served as an employer member on the state Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education (now the Wisconsin Technical College Board) from 1987 until 1998, serving as the board's president in 1997 and 1998; now, therefore be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature commend the devoted public service that Delmar E. DeLong contributed to this state, express their sorrow at his death, and extend their condolences to his family and friends; and, be it further
Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide copies of this joint resolution to Mr. DeLong's wife, Darlene; and to his children, Robert, David, Deborah, and Daniel; and his stepchildren, Teresa, Sandra, and David.