Lewis T. Mittness

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Lewis T. Mittness, Jr. was a former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. [1]

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Mittness was born on July 29, 1929 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. [2] He graduated from high school in Tomah, Wisconsin before attending the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. He then received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. During the Korean War, he served in the United States Army. Mittness was in the real estate business. He resigned from the Assembly to become executive secretary of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission serving from 1975 to 1980. He then served as sergeant at arms in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1981 to 1984. He died in Janesville, Wisconsin on May 27, 2006. [3]

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Political career

Mittness was a member of the Assembly from 1965 to 1975. He was a Democrat.

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  1. "Lewis T. Mitness, Jr., Papers 1964-1975". University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  2. "Members of State Legislature". Wisconsin Blue Book. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  3. 2007 Wisconsin Joint Resolution 7