1997 - 1998 LEGISLATURE
January 23, 1997 - Introduced by Representative Hoven, cosponsored by Senator
Panzer. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR13,1,1 1Relating to: the life and public service of William Double.
AJR13,1,32 Whereas, William Double was born on June 12, 1910, in Milwaukee, and died
3on December 28, 1996, in Mequon; and
AJR13,1,64 Whereas, Mr. Double graduated from Bay View High School in Milwaukee,
5attended Ripon College and Marquette University and earned a law degree from
6Marquette University; and
AJR13,1,87 Whereas, after practicing law, he was elected to the assembly in 1938 and
8served 3 terms; and
AJR13,1,119 Whereas, among Mr. Double's major accomplishments in the assembly were
10appointment as chair of the Municipalities Committee and primary authorship of the
11first variable rate mortgage statute in this country; and
AJR13,1,1412 Whereas, after leaving the assembly Mr. Double practiced law, served as a
13lobbyist for the Wisconsin Savings and Loan League, was a director of the St. Francis
14Bank and was elected the first president of the Milwaukee Exchange Club; and
AJR13,1,1615 Whereas, he also served in the Wisconsin National Guard and the Temporary
16Coast Guard Reserve; now, therefore, be it
1Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the
2Wisconsin legislature commend the devoted public service that William Double
3contributed to this state, express their sorrow at his death and extend their
4condolences to his family and friends; and, be it further
AJR13,2,6 5Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide copies of this joint
6resolution to Mr. Double's sons, Richard and Dennis, and to his daughter, Deborah.
AJR13,2,77 (End)