2017 Senate Joint Resolution 17
Relating to: 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.