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Senator Fred A. Risser

Senate District 26 (D - Madison)

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Madison Office:
Room 130 South
State Capitol
PO Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882
Telephone:
(608) 266-1627
Fax:
(608) 266-1629
Voting Address:
100 Wisconsin Avenue, Unit 501
Madison, WI 53703

Staff:
Cassie Jurenci Cassie.Jurenci@legis.wisconsin.gov
Kara Sailing Kara.Sailing@legis.wisconsin.gov
Terry Tuschen Terry.Tuschen@legis.wisconsin.gov

Biography

  • Born Madison, Wisconsin, May 5, 1927; married; 3 children.
  • Attended Carleton College (Minnesota), University of Wisconsin–Madison; B.A. University of Oregon, 1950; LL.B. University of Oregon, 1952.
  • Attorney. World War II veteran; Navy.
  • Member: State Bar of Wisconsin and Oregon and Dane County Bar Associations; NCSL (past member National Executive Committee); CSG (past member National Executive Committee, Midwestern Conference chair 1993, 1982).
  • Presidential Elector 2012, 2008, 1964.
  • Elected to Assembly 1956–60. Elected to Senate in 1962 special election. Reelected since 1964. Longest serving legislator in Wisconsin history and longest serving state legislator in United States history. Leadership positions: president of the Senate 2011 (effective 7/17/12), 2009, 2007, 2001, 1999, 1997 (effective 1/15/97 to 4/20/98), 1995 (effective 7/9/96), also 1979 to 4/20/93; comajority leader 2001 (effective 10/22/02); assistant minority leader 1995 (effective 1/5/95 to 7/12/96), 1993 (effective 4/20/93, also 1965); Senate president pro tempore 1977, 1975; minority leader 1967–73.

Member of Educational Communications Board, Historical Society of Wisconsin, Board of Curators, State Capitol and Executive Residence Board and Uniform State Laws, Commission on

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