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Term: Reynolds, John W. 1921

Definition:

(Dem.) was born in Green Bay Apr. 4, 1921. He attended elementary school in Green Bay and was graduated from the Green Bay East High School. He received a Ph.D. degree in 1946 from the University of Wisconsin, and in 1949 received the LL.B. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has been a practicing attorney since 1949. Governor Reynolds was appointed district director of the federal Office of Price Stabilization 1951-53, and was United States Commissioner for the Eastern Federal Judicial District of Wisconsin 1955-58. The Governor is a World War II veteran; he served in the Army 1942-46. He served as chairman of the Brown County Democratic Party 1953-57, and was a member of the Democratic state administrative committee 1955-59. He is a member of the Brown County, Wisconsin and American Bar Associations, and of the Kiwanis Club and the Knights of Columbus. He was a Kennedy delegate to the 1960 Democratic National Convention. He was elected Attorney General in 1958 and was re-elected in 1960. He was elected Governor in 1962. Residence: Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Blue Book 1964)

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the John W. Reynolds Papers for details. See also the John W. Reynolds Letter.

[Source: Blue book]
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