2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
June 2, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives August and Kerkman, cosponsored
by Senator Nass. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR43,1,1 1Relating to: the life and public service of Representative Thomas Archer Lothian.
AJR43,1,32 Whereas, former representative to the Wisconsin Assembly Thomas Archer
3Lothian was born on December 14, 1928, and passed away on May 14, 2015; and
AJR43,1,64 Whereas, Thomas Archer Lothian, known as Tom, was born in Cleveland
5Heights, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where
6he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon; and
AJR43,1,87 Whereas, Thomas Lothian met his wife of 49 years, Carol Ann Vichek Lothian,
8at his alma mater, and the two were married on April 20, 1957, in Bedford, Ohio; and
AJR43,1,119 Whereas, Thomas Lothian worked for more than 30 years as a professor of
10chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and served as the dean of students;
AJR43,1,1312 Whereas, Thomas Lothian served for four terms in the assembly, representing
13the 32nd Assembly District; and
1Whereas, Thomas Lothian served his community as a Williams Bay village
2trustee and a Walworth County board member, and was a past president of the
3Wisconsin Counties Association; and
AJR43,2,64 Whereas, Thomas Lothian was a philanthropist, working with groups
5including the Medinah Shriners, the Scottish Rite of the Masons, and the Williams
6Bay Lions Club of which he served as president; and
AJR43,2,107 Whereas, Thomas Lothian loved the water and was an active member of the
8Lake Geneva Yacht Club, served as the commodore of the school during its
9centennial, and was a member of the board of directors of the Geneva Lake Sailing
10School; and
AJR43,2,1211 Whereas, Thomas Lothian was an active member of the United Church of
12Christ in Williams Bay and served as a deacon; and
AJR43,2,1413 Whereas, Thomas Lothian was described as the gentle giant, a statesman, and
14a gentleman by those who knew him; and
AJR43,2,1715 Whereas, Thomas Lothian was the beloved husband to Carol Ann Vichek
16Lothian, father to two sons, grandfather to four loving granddaughters, and brother
17to David Lothian; now, therefore, be it
AJR43,2,20 18Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
19Legislature salutes Thomas Archer Lothian's public service and mourns his passing;
20and, be it further
AJR43,2,22 21Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
22resolution to Thomas Lothian's children, Tom and Jack.
AJR43,2,2323 (End)