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Richard Darwin Kaestner

Richard Darwin Kaestner, American lawyer. Bar: Wisconsin 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.

Background

  • Kaestner, Richard Darwin was born on February 10, 1934 in Milwaukee. Son of Henry B. and Sophia (Schley) Kaestner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Marquette University, 1956. Juris Doctor, Marquette University, 1961.

    Career

    • Associate Wiernick & Zurlo, Milwaukee, 1961-1963, Beaudry & Kershek, Milwaukee, 1963-1967. Sole practice, 1976-1977. Partner Harris & Kaestner, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 1977-1980.

      Sole practice Elm Grove, from 1980. Court commissioner Circuit Court Wisconsin, 1981-2000, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, since 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Wisconsin 1961, United States District Court (eastern district) Wisconsin 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Examiner, Milwaukee County Civil Service Commission, since 1983. Officer, board directors Willaura West Homeowners Association, 1976-1984. Served with Army of the United States, 1956-1958.

    Member State Bar of Wisconsin (board attorneys professional responsibility committee 1976-1985), Wisconsin Bar Association, Milwaukee Bar Association, Waukesha Bar Association, American College Trust and Estate Counsel, Delta Theta Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Shirley Sue Higgins, September 16, 1961. Children: Richard, Kurtis.
    • father: Henry B. Kaestner
    • mother: Sophia (Schley) Kaestner
    • spouse: Shirley Sue Higgins
    • children: Richard Kaestner
    • Kurtis Kaestner
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    Born February 10, 1934
    Died September 19, 2003
    (aged 69)
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