2005 - 2006 LEGISLATURE
May 26, 2005 - Introduced by Representatives Nischke, Kerkman, Gronemus,
Montgomery, M. Williams, Boyle, Jensen, Hines, Townsend, Krawczyk,
Vrakas, Hahn, Petrowski, Gunderson, Lothian, Albers, Bies, Jeskewitz,
Kleefisch, Ott
and Owens, cosponsored by Senators Kanavas, Kedzie, Stepp,
and Lassa. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR42,1,1 1Relating to: the life and public service of Vincent R. Mathews.
AJR42,1,32 Whereas, Vincent R. Mathews was born on June 8, 1912, in Watertown,
3Wisconsin, and died on April 7, 2005, in Madison; and
AJR42,1,44 Whereas, Mr. Mathews was educated in the Fort Atkinson public schools; and
AJR42,1,65 Whereas, he earned a bachelor of science degree in business from Carroll
6College in 1934; and
AJR42,1,97 Whereas, Mr. Mathews operated an insurance agency in Waukesha for many
8years, and was a public-spirited citizen who served as a Waukesha alderperson from
91946 to 1950; and
AJR42,1,1110 Whereas, Mr. Mathews was first elected to the Wisconsin assembly in 1958,
11serving in the 1959 to 1969 sessions; and
AJR42,2,212 Whereas, during his tenure in the legislature, Mr. Mathews was a member of
13the Elections Committee, which he chaired during the 1965 session, the
14Reorganization Committee, the Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems,

1and the Retirement Research Council, and was chairperson of the Legislative
2Council Elections Committee from 1965 to 1967; and
AJR42,2,53 Whereas, during the 1960s, Mr. Mathews' interest in the railroad industry led
4him to join the Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society (formerly known as the
5Railroad Historical Society of Milwaukee); and
AJR42,2,86 Whereas, after he retired from the assembly, Mr. Mathews was an active
7volunteer with the Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society and loved to take
8friends and family to see the trains; now, therefore, be it
AJR42,2,12 9Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the
10Wisconsin legislature commend the devoted public service that Vincent R. Mathews
11contributed to this state and his community, express their sorrow at his death, and
12extend their condolences to his family and friends; and be it further
AJR42,2,15 13Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
14resolution to Mr. Mathews' wife, Margaret; daughter, Barbara Miller; son, Steven
15Mathews; and brother, Fred Mathews.
AJR42,2,1616 (End)