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Robert William Kastenmeier

Robert William Kastenmeier, American former Congressman. Bar: Wisconsin 1952. Recipient Rex Stout Award, Authors Guild Inc, 1977, Distinguished Serv Award, National Center for State Courts, 1985, Warren E. Burger Award, Institute Court Management, 1985, Justice Award, American Judicature Society, 1988.


  • Kastenmeier, Robert William was born on January 24, 1924 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Leo Henry and Lucille (Powers) Kastenmeier.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University Wisconsin, 1952.


    • Director branch office claims service War Department, Philippines, 1946-1948. Practiced in Watertown, 1952-1958. Justice of the peace, 1955-1958.

      Member United States Congress from 2d District Wisconsin, 1959-1991. Member committee on judiciary, chairman subcommittee house judicial committee. Member select committee on intelligence.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Wisconsin 1952.


    • Contributor articles to law journals.


    Served from private to 1st lieutenant, infantry United States Army, 1943-1946. Member of American Bar Association, United States Association of Former Members of Congress, Washington Institute Foreign Affairs.


    • Married Dorothy Chambers, June 27, 1952. Children: William, Andrew, Edward.
    • father: Leo Henry Kastenmeier
    • mother: Lucille (Powers) Kastenmeier
    • spouse: Dorothy Chambers
    • children: William Kastenmeier
    • Andrew Kastenmeier
    • Edward Kastenmeier
    Robert William Kastenmeier
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    Born January 24, 1924
    • 1952
      University Wisconsin
    • 1946 - 1948
      Director, branch office claims service War Department
    • 1952 - 1958
      practice, d in Watertown
    • 1955 - 1958
      justice of the peace
    • 1959 - 1991
      member, United States Congress from 2d District Wisconsin