2017 Senate Joint Resolution 16
Relating to: the life and public service of Kirby Hendee.
Whereas, Kirby Hendee was born on March 12, 1923, and died on March 11, 2016; and
Whereas, Kirby Hendee graduated from St. Roberts grade school and Shorewood High School; and
Whereas, Kirby Hendee was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946; and
Whereas, after the war, Kirby Hendee attended Holy Cross College, graduating in 1950, and the University of Michigan Law School, receiving his LLB in 1953; and
Whereas, Kirby Hendee was elected to the Wisconsin Senate in 1956, serving in the 1957 session on the Judiciary and Labor, Taxation, Insurance, and Banking Committees, and in the 1959 session on the Joint Committee on Finance, and in both sessions on the Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems; and
Whereas, after an unsuccessful campaign for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1960, Hendee went to work as an attorney in the insurance industry; and
Whereas, in 1971 Kirby Hendee began a long career as a lobbyist for a diverse group of clients, representing the banking industry, the insurance industry, public utilities, and many others; and
Whereas, Kirby Hendee became a well-known person in the Capitol, widely admired for his wit, dedication, and honesty, serving as a lobbyist until his retirement in 1988; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature salutes Kirby Hendee's public service, remembers fondly his many years in the Capitol, and mourns his passing; and, be it further
Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide a copy of this resolution to his son, James.