Wilcox, Jon P. 1936 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Wilcox, Jon P. 1936

Wilcox, Jon P. 1936 | Wisconsin Historical Society
Born Berlin, September 5, 1936; married; 2 children. Graduate Wild Rose H.S.; B.A. Ripon College 1958; J.D. UW-Madison 1965. Former practicing attorney; faculty, Wis. Jud. College 1985-97. Served in Army 1959-61. Member: Phi Alpha Delta; State Bar of Wis. and its Media and Law Relations Com., its Bench Bar Com., Jurist Award Subcom. (co-chp.), Senior Lawyer Div.; Amer., Dane, and Tri-County Bar Assns.; Wis. Law Found. (bd. of dir.); The Fellows of the Amer. Bar Found.; Amer. Bar Assn. Appellate Judges Conf. Com. on Continuing Appellate Education; Masons; Rotary International; Trout Unlimited; Ducks Unlimited; Ruffed Grouse Soc. Former member: Wis. Trial Judges Assn.; State-Federal Jud. Council; Amer. Judicature Soc.; Amer. Trial Lawyers Assn.; UW Law Sch. Bd. of Visitors (1970-76); State Bar of Wisconsin's Jud. Clerk Utilization Com., Jud. Substitution Com., and Dist. Bd. of Professional Responsibility; Natl. Conf. of Christians and Jews (1980-84); Prison Overcrowding Task Force (1988-90); Wis. Conservation Congress (1975-80); Comn. on the Judiciary as a Co-Equal Branch of Government (co-chp.); Wis. Jud. Council. Recipient: Outstanding Jaycee Award 1974 (Wautoma); Ripon College Distinguished Alumni Award 1993. Waushara Co. Family Ct. Commissioner 1978-79; Waushara Co. Circuit Ct. Judge 1979-92; Chief Judge, 6th Jud. Dist. 1985-92; Wis. Sentencing Comn. 1987-92 (chp.). Presentation at Natl. Inst. for Justice Conf. on "Judicial Discretion and Sentencing Guidelines", 1987; Contributor: Wis. News Reporters Handbook, "Courts and Court Procedures" 1987; Wis. Chief Judges Com. 1990-92 (chp.). Served in the Wisconsin State Assembly 1969-1975, representing Green Lake-Waushara Counties and 72nd Assembly District. Appointed to Supreme Court September 1992 to fill vacancy created by the retirement of Justice William G. Callow; elected to full term 1997. (Blue Book 2003-04)

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