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Jim Doyle (James Edward Doyle)

Jim Doyle, American lawyer, former Governor of Wisconsin. Trustee The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, since 2011; Member of American Bar Association, 7th Circuit Bar Association (chairman criminal law section 1988-1989), Wisconsin Bar Association (board directors criminal law section 1988).

Background

  • Doyle, Jim was born on November 23, 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of James E. and Ruth (Bachhuber) Doyle.

  • Education

    • Attended, Stanford University, California. Bachelor of Arts in History, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1967. Juris Doctor cum laude, Harvard University, 1972.

    Career

    • Volunteer Peace Corps, Tunisia, 1967—1969. Attorney DNA Legal Services, Chinle, Arizona, 1972—1975. Partner Jacobs & Doyle, Madison, Wisconsin, 1975—1977.

      District attorney Dane County, 1977—1982. Partner Doyle & Ritz, Madison, 1983—1990. Of counsel Lawton & Cates, 1990—1991.

      Attorney general State of Wisconsin, 1991—2002, governor, 2003—2011. Of counsel Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, since 2011. Past president National Association Attorneys General.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Trustee The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, since 2011. Member of American Bar Association, 7th Circuit Bar Association (chairman criminal law section 1988-1989), Wisconsin Bar Association (board directors criminal law section 1988).

    Connections

    • Married Jessica Laird, December 21, 1966. Adopted children: Augustus, Gabriel.
    Jim Doyle
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    Born November 23, 1945
    (age 72)