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Francis R. Croak, American lawyer. Bar: Wisconsin 53, United States Court Appeals 60, United States Supreme Court 1980. Member Wisconsin Judicial Council, 1971—1982; president Greater Milwaukee Open, since 1995; Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers; member: American Law Institute, Westmoor Country, Milwaukee Athletic Club.


Croak, Francis R. was born on January 19, 1929 in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Francis Joseph and Virginia (Blakey) Croak.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Wisconsin, 1953.


First assistant district attorney, Wisconsin, 1956—1960. Partner Cook & Franke South Carolina, Milwaukee, since 1960. Lecturer in law Marquette University, 1972—1974, University Wisconsin, 1973—1978.

1st lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1956, colonel United States Army Reserve, 1956-1980.


Member Wisconsin Judicial Council, 1971—1982. President Greater Milwaukee Open, since 1995. Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers.

Member: American Law Institute, Westmoor Country, Milwaukee Athletic Club.


Married Susan Nolte Croak, August 15, 1953 (deceased). Married Judith Torbenson Croak, April 30, 1976. Children: Carolyn, Martha, Daniel, David, Joseph.