Thomas Seery

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Thomas Seery is a lawyer and former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Wisconsin State Assembly lower house of Wisconsin

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Background

Seery was born on February 19, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. [1] He graduated from Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, and in 1971 earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree from St. Francis Seminary. [2] He worked as field director for the Citizens Utility Board of Wisconsin and as a Senior Citizen Advocate for the Family Service Association. [3]

Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary

Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary was an American seminary preparatory school administered by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago for young men considering the priesthood. Located in downtown Chicago at 103 East Chestnut Street, adjacent to Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower campus, it closed on 22 June 2007, and became the Archbishop Quigley Center, the pastoral center and headquarters of the archdiocese after renovations ending 19 November 2008. Between 1961 and 1990, the seminary was split into two campuses: Quigley South and Quigley North, with Quigley North housed at the original building. The south campus was closed in 1990, with all seminary operations returning to the original building.

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Career

Seery was first elected to the Assembly in 1982 from the 7th Assembly district, which included the northwest corner of Milwaukee, which is also the northwest corner of Milwaukee County. He won a plurality in a four-way Democrat primary (the incumbent, fellow Democrat Michael G. Kirby, was (unsuccessfully) seeking nomination to the State Senate), and won the general election with 9,518 votes to 3,860 for Republican William R. Kerner.

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