2001 Assembly Joint Resolution 79
Relating to: the life and public service of Robert O. Uehling.
Whereas, Robert O. Uehling was born on April 23, 1915, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and died on November 29, 2001, in Madison, Wisconsin; and
Whereas, Mr. Uehling graduated from Wisconsin Rapids High School, attended Santa Monica Junior College, and earned both his B.A. degree in 1939 and LL.B. degree in 1941 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and
Whereas, Mr. Uehling served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II as a forward observer with the 45th Infantry Division artillery in North Africa, Anzio, Italy, and southern France; and
Whereas, he was awarded the Bronze Star for "Heroism in Ground Combat while near Fremifontaine, France, in October 1944"; and
Whereas, prior to going overseas during World War II, Mr. Uehling married Dorothy Knauss, who preceded him in death in 1986 after they celebrated 43 years of togetherness; and
Whereas, Mr. Uehling also served from 1952 to 1957 as an administrative officer of the state Selective Service System, and retired as a colonel from the Wisconsin National Guard; and
Whereas, he received his first taste of an elected office with a stint on the Madison city council from 1959 to 1961; and
Whereas, Mr. Uehling was first elected to the Wisconsin assembly in 1960, and served continuously from the 1961 through the 1969 sessions; and
Whereas, after his tenure in the assembly, Mr. Uehling was appointed chief clerk of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, by the court, in 1973, and served in that position from September 1, 1973, to January 1978; and
Whereas, Mr. Uehling married Eleanor Jane Crawford in 1987; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature commend the devoted public service that Robert O. Uehling contributed to this state and his community, 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. Uehling's wife, Eleanor Jane Crawford Uehling; to his two sons, Robert H. Uehling of Capitola, California, and Richard A. Uehling of Sausalito, California; and to his five stepchildren, Eleanor C. Blitzer of Florida, Katharine C. Robey of Georgia, Melissa C. Kotas of Wisconsin, John Crawford of New York, and Helen C. McDermott of California.