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Glenn Richard COATES


GLENN COATES, American Lawyer, Partner of THOMPSON & COATES, LTD., specializing in the field of General Civil Practice. Insurance, Probate, Real Estate, Tax, Municipal and Corporate Law. Trials.


Coates, Glenn Richard was born on June 8, 1923 in Thorp, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Richard and Alma (Borck) Coates.


Milwaukee State Teachers College. New Mexico College of A. and M. Arts. University of Wisconsin (Bachelor of Laws, 1949.

Doctor of Juridical Science, 1953). Order of the Coif. Member. Board of Editors, Wisconsin Law Review, 1948-1949.


Working as a partner of THOMPSON & COATES, LTD. Admitted to the bar, 1949, Wisconsin. Major clients of GLENN COATES: REPRESENTATIVE Clients Business: Advance Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Andis Company; Benjamin Air Rifle Company.

J.l. Case Company; Christ Iron Works, Inc. F A I, Inc; Goodwill Insurance of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. Johnson Worldwide Associates, Inc.

Marino Construction Company, Inc. Mattax Produce Shippers, Inc. Inc.; Mid-States Tube Corp.

Purity Water Company, Inc. Quick Cable Corporation, Racine Stamping, Inc. The Precise Corp; Renquist Associates, Inc.

Warren Industries. Inc. Wocot and Associates. Inc.Financial: Community State Bank, Union Grove.

First Wisconsin Bank of Racine;M & I Bank of Racine. Bank of Burlington. Insurance: American Family Mutual Insurance Company. Principal Financial Group.

Crown Life Insurance Company. Employers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of Wisconsin. Employers Mutual Casualty Company.

Progressive Casualty Ins Company. Transamerica Insurance Company. Wisconsin Health Care Liability Plan.

Municipal: Towns of Caledonia, Raymond, Norway and Yorkville. Village of North Bay. Village of Sturtevant.

Real Estate: Bud Orth & Associates, Inc. N. Christensen & Son Real Estate, Inc. Health: St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, Inc Curative Workshop of Racine.

Washington Properties, Inc. Wind Meadows Corporation, References. First Wisconsin Bank of Racine.

M & I Bank of Racine.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1949.


  • Other Work

    • 'Chattel Secured Farm Credit," University of Wisconsin Press, 1953. "Legal Control of Water Resources," Wisconsin Law Review, 1953. U.C.C. Brief No. 6

    • "Financing the Farmer,” The Practical Lawyer, 1967 and The Business Lawyer, 1967.Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1955-1956. Member, 1965-1974 and Chairman, 19691972, Judicial Council, State of Wisconsin. Carnegie Fellow in Law, University of Wisconsin, 1950-1951.Member, Governor's Advisory Council on Judicial Selection, 1983-1987. Director, Wisconsin History Foundation, Inc., since 1984. Member, Board of Curators State Historical Society of Wisconsin, since 1986.Director, Historic Sites Foundation, Inc., since 1987.


The teaching of Bible shows methods by which a man can obtain salvation.


The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.


Libelous language with regard to nationality, ethnic background, sexuality or gender does not assess the value of individual and contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Chairman board St. Luke's Memorial Hospital, 1973-1976, board directors, 1990-1991. President Racine Area United Way, 1979-1981. Board curators State History Society Wisconsin, 1986-2001, president, 1995-1997.

Board directors Racine County Area Foundation, 1983-1989. Board directors Wisconsin History Foundation, Inc., 1983-1999, History Sites Foundation, Inc., 1987-1989, St. Luke's Hospital/St. Mary's Medical Center Healthcare Foundation, 1992-1996. Emeritus curator Wisconsin History Society, since 2010.

With United States Army, 1943-1946. Fellow American Bar Foundation (life). Member American Bar Association, State Bar Wisconsin (board governors 1969-1974, chairman board 1973-1974), Wisconsin Judicial Council (chairman 1969-1972), American Law Institute (life), Racine Country Club, Masons, Order of Coif.


Married Dolores Milburn, June 24, 1944. Children– Richard Ward, Cristie Joan.

Richard Coates

Alma (Borck) Coates

Dolores Milburn

Richard Ward Coates

Cristie Joan Coates