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Farrow, Margaret A. 1934 | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Farrow, Margaret A. 1934

Farrow, Margaret A. 1934 | Wisconsin Historical Society

(Rep.): Born Kenosha, November 28, 1934; married; 5 sons. Graduate St. Catherine H.S., Racine; attended Rosary College, River Forest, IL 1952-53; B.S. in political science and education, Marquette U. 1956; graduate work Marquette U. 1975-77. Former legislator; teacher; real estate agent; civic, school, and church volunteer. Elm Grove Village Bd. 1976-81; Elm Grove village president 1981-87. Assumed office as lieutenant governor, May 9, 2001, upon appointment by Governor Scott McCallum with the consent of the Wisconsin Legislature. Elected to Assembly 1986; reelected 1988 (resigned effective 7/11/89); elected to Senate in June 1989 special election; reelected since 1990 (resigned 5/9/2001). Assistant Minority Leader 2001; Minority Caucus Chairperson 1999, 1997, and 1991 to 4/20/93. Assistant Majority Leader 1997 (eff. 4/21/98), 1995 (eff. 1/5/95 to 6/12/96), 1993 (eff. 4/2/93). Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2001 - Education (also 1999); Insurance, Tourism, and Transportation; Jt. Com. on Legislative Organization (also 1997); Senate Organization. 1999 - Labor; Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority; Council on Workforce Excellence (also 1997); Wisconsin Coastal Management Council; Women's Council (chp. 1991-2000, mbr. 1989); Gov.'s Blue Ribbon Comn. on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century; Gov.'s Task Force on Privacy; Blue Ribbon Task Force on Passenger Rail Service. 1997 - Government Effectiveness; Jt. Com. on Finance (eff. 4/21/98, also 1995, 1993); Environment and Energy; Labor, Transportation and Financial Institutions; Jt. Survey Com. on Tax Exemptions (since 1993); Utility Regulation; Privatization Comn. (also 1995); Transportation Financing Study Com. (also 1995); Wis. Center District Bd. 1995 - Jt. Com. on Audit; Environment and Energy (also 1993); Environmental Resources and Urban Affairs; Select Com. on Utility Regulation; SAVE Comn. (vice chp.); Civil Service Reform Comn. 1993 - Jt. Com. on Audit; Judiciary and Consumer Affairs. 1991 - Mining; Transportation and Utilities; Gov.'s Comn. for a Quality Workforce. 1989 - Aging, Banking, Commercial Credit and Taxation; Labor, Business, Insurance, Veterans and Military Affairs. Telephone: Office: (608) 266-3516; Fax: (608) 267-3571; E-mail address: Mailing address: Office: 19 East, State Capitol, P.O. Box 2043, Madison 53701-2043. (Blue Book 2001-02)

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Correspondence and Subject Files of Margaret A. Farrow for details. See also the Correspondence of Margaret A. Farrow.  See also Schedules, Interviews, and Speeches (Margaret Farrow).

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[Source: Blue book]