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United States representative , Lawyer , politician , member of the Wisconsin State Assembly

Harold Vernon Froehlich, American judge, retired congressman. Bar: Wisconsin 1962.


Froehlich, Harold Vernon was born on May 12, 1932 in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Vernon W. and Lillian and (Wohlfeil) Froehlich.


University of Wisconsin-Madison (Bachelor of Business Administration). University of Wisconsin-Madison (Bachelor of Laws).


Staff accountant, Ruschlien & Stortreon, Certified Public Accountants, Madison, Wisconsin, 1958-1962;practiced in Appleton, 1962-1981;judge Circuit Court, since 1981;deputy chief judge, 8th Judicial District Wisconsin, 1983-1985;special deputy chief judge, 8th Judicial District Wisconsin, 1985-1988;chief judge, 8th Judicial District Wisconsin, 1988-1994;secretary, Wisconsin Judicial Conference, 1991-1997;member, Wisconsin House of Representatives, 1963-1973;speaker, Wisconsin House of Representatives, 1967-1971;minority floor leader, Wisconsin House of Representatives, 1971-1973;member, 93d Congress from 8th District, Wisconsinvice president, Black Creek Improvement Corporationvice president, Outagamie County Family Court Commission, 1975-1978. Chairman Center Court Chief Judges, 1992-1994, Committee Chief Judges, 1988-1994. Chief administration judge Outagamie County, 1983-1988, 94-.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1962.


Republican precinct committeeman 19th ward, Appleton, 1956-1962. Chairman Outagamie County Republican Statutory Committee, 1958-1962. Secretary Assembly Republican Caucus, 1965-1966.

Board regents Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton, 1990-1993. Board directors Fox Valley Lutheran High School Foundation, 1967^, vice president, 2002-2006, president since 2006. With United States Navy, 1951-1955.

Member American Bar Association, American Judges Association (board governors 1997-1999, assistant treasurer 1998-1999, treasurer since 1999), Wisconsin Bar Association, Outagamie County Bar Associations, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (judge advisory 1963-1975, 82-99), Association Trial Judges in Wisconsin (secretary 1984-1991, president 1991-2000), Midwest Council State Governments (vice chairman 1968-1969, chairman 1969-1970), Council State Governments (national executive committee 1970-1972), Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Sharon F. Ross, November 20, 1970. Children: Jeffrey Scott, Michael Ross.

Vernon W.

Lillian Froehlich

Sharon F. Ross

Jeffrey Scott Froehlich

Michael Ross Froehlich