2001 Senate Joint Resolution 53
ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION
Relating to: the life and public service of Frederick F. Kaftan.
Whereas, Frederick F. Kaftan was born on August 25, 1916, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and died on November 9, 2001; and
Whereas, Mr. Kaftan graduated from the Green Bay public schools and entered the University of Wisconsin where he earned a LL.B in 1940 from the law school and was awarded the Order of the Coif for academic achievement; and
Whereas, during his time at the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Kaftan was also a Big Ten fencing champion for 2 years; and
Whereas, on November 18, 1938, he was united in marriage to Virginia Kelly; and
Whereas, Mr. Kaftan served his country as a lieutenant with the Pacific Fleet in the U.S. navy during World War II; and
Whereas, after World War II, Mr. Kaftan practiced law for 40 years in the Green Bay area with his father and brothers as part of the Kaftan Law Firm; and
Whereas, Mr. Kaftan was elected to the Wisconsin senate in 1948 and served in the 1949 and 1951 sessions; and
Whereas, he was a member of the committee on judiciary while serving in the senate; and
Whereas, during his tenure in the legislature, he was involved with environmental issues, particularly those pertaining to the Fox and Wolf rivers; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature commend the devoted public service that Frederick F. Kaftan 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 senate chief clerk shall provide copies of this joint resolution to Mr. Kaftan's daughters, Mary (Richard) Zellner, Evergreen, Colorado, Patricia (David) Wouters, Ledgeview, Wisconsin, and Colleen (Peter Fitts) Kaftan, Providence, Rhode Island; his sons, William (Sandra) Kaftan, Riverside, California, and John (Georgia) Kaftan, Ledgeview, Wisconsin; his brother, Arthur Kaftan, De Pere, Wisconsin; and his sister, Elizabeth Muench-Kirschling, Madison, Wisconsin.