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Bruce Frederich Beilfuss, State chief justice ( law: judicial administration, December)state chief justice. Member Wisconsin State Bar Association, Dane County Bar Association, American Bar Association., Institute for Judicial Administration, American Law Institute, American Judicature Society, Conference Chief Justices, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Madison.


Beilfuss, Bruce Frederich was born on January 8, 1915 in Withee, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Walter W. and Elsie (Dodte) Beilfuss.


Bachelor, U Wisconsin- Madison, 1936. Juris Doctor, U Wisconsin- Madison, 1938.


May 1, 1960); 1 son— Mark. Married second, DeEtte H. Knowlton, October 17, 1961. Bachelor of Arts, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1936, Juris Doctor, 1938.

Bar: Wisconsin 1938, United States District Court (western district) Wisconsin 1938. Supervisor county board, Clark County, Wisconsin, 1940. District attorney Clark County, Wisconsin, 1940-1948.

Judge The United States of America Court Appeals (17th circuit), 1948-1964. Justice Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1964-1983, chief justice, 1976-1983. With United States Navy, 1943-1946.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1938.


Member of Conference Chief Justices, American Judicature Society, American Law Institute, Institute for Judicial Administration, American Bar Association, Dane County Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Madison Club.


Married Helen B. Hendrickson, October 17, 1941 (deceased May 1, 1960). 1 child Mark; married DeEtte H. Knowlton, October 17, 1961.

Walter W. Beilfuss

Elsie (Dodte) Beilfuss

Helen B. Hendrickson

DeEtte H. Knowlton

Mark Beilfuss