2017 Senate Joint Resolution 17
ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION
the life and public service of Richard A. Grobschmidt.
Whereas, Richard A. Grobschmidt was born on May 3, 1948, and died on July 23, 2016; and
Whereas, Richard A. Grobschmidt, scion of a family long dedicated to public service, similarly devoted his life to the betterment of the city of South Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin; and
Whereas, after graduating from South Milwaukee High School in 1966 and obtaining his Bachelors of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1972, he returned to South Milwaukee High as a teacher; and
Whereas, Grobschmidt obtained his Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1979; and
Whereas, his interest in public affairs and public service led him to successfully seek election to the Wisconsin Assembly in 1984, where he was a member of the Education Committee from 1985 to 1995, serving as chairperson during the 1993 session, and the Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care; and
Whereas, Grobschmidt was elected to the Wisconsin Senate in a special election in November 1995, serving on the Senate Education Committee from 1996 to 2003, and as chairperson of that committee from 1999 to 2003; and
Whereas, he was known in his many years in the legislature as a consensus builder, a bipartisan worker, and a tireless servant to his constituents; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin Legislature salute Richard A. Grobschmidt, acknowledge his tremendous record of public service, and mourn his passing; and, be it further
Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide copies of this resolution to Richard Grobschmidt's wife of 47 years, Barbara, to his father, Chester, and to his daughter, Tamara.