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Term: Young, Rebecca 1934


(Dem.), 76th Assembly District Born Clairton, Pa., Feb. 28, 1934; married; 4 daughters. B.A. Univ. of Mich. 1955; M. A. Harvard Univ. 1963; J.D. UW-Madison 1983. Full-time legislator. Former practicing atty., Deputy Secy. of Wis. Dept. of Administration, mbr. of State Highway Commission. Elected to Dane Co. Bd. 1970, 1972, 1974; Madison School Bd. 1979, 1982. Elected to Assembly since 1984. Biennial committee assignments: 1997 -- Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules; Children and Families (also 1995); Education (also 1995, eff. 2/9/96, 1993, 1985); Ways and Means; Wisconsin Works Oversight. 1995 -- Environment and Utilities; Welfare Reform; Spec. Com. on Gambling Oversight; Council on Child Labor (since 1991); Legis. Coun. Coms. on Adoption Laws, on Public School Open Enrollment (vice chp.). 1993 -- Children and Human Services (chp. since 1987, mbr. 1985); Judiciary (vice chp., also 1989, 1985, mbr. 1987); Health (since 1987); Urban Education (since 1989); Spec. Com. on Welfare Reform; Women's Council (since 1985); Legis. Coun. Coms. on Child Custody, Support and Visitation Laws, on Children in Need of Protection or Services. 1991 -- Urban and Local Affairs (vice chp., mbr. 1987); Spec. Com. on Drug Enforcement, Education and Treatment; Spec. Com. on Welfare Review; Legis. Coun. Coms. on Alternative Education Programs (vice chp.), on Women Offenders in the Correctional System (chp.). Telephone: Office: (608) 266-3784; District: (608) 233-8364; E-mail address: Rep.YoungR@legis. Voting address: 639 Crandall Street, Madison 53711. Mailing address: Office: Room 119 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708. (Blue Book 1997-98)

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Rebecca Young Papers for details.

[Source: Blue book]
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