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Jere D. McGaffey


JERE MCGAFFEY, American Lawyer, Partner of KILDEER COURT, specializing in the field of ); The State Bar of South Dakota. (Resident at Madison, Wisconsin Office). Corporate and Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate.


McGaffey, Jere D. was born on October 6, 1935 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of Don Larsen and Doris McGaffey.


University of Nebraska (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, high distinction, 1957). Harvard Law School (Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude. Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Gamma Sigma.

Member, Board of Editors, Harvard Law Review, 1959-1961.


Member firm Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, 1961—2004, partner, 1968—2004. Director Wisconsin Gas Company, 1978-1900, Smith Investment Company, 1973-2009, Northwestern Mutual Trust Company, 2000-2006, Lord Baltimore Corporation. Member take-over advisory committee, Governor Wisconsin, 1988-1989, commn on state/local partnerships 21st century 2000-2001.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1961.



Chairman board directors Helen Bader Foundation. Former vice chairman legislation Milwaukee Metropolitan Association Commerce, 1984—2003. Former chairman Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, secretary-treasurer, since 1994.

Board directors Aurora Health Care, since 1986, chairman, 1986—1990. Chairman board advisors University Wisconsin Nursing School, Milwaukee. Member American Bar Association (chairman tax section 1990-1991, house delegations 1995-2000, Section Taxation Distinguished Service award 2005), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Wisconsin Bar Association, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American College Tax Counsel (chairman 1996-1998), American College Trust and Estate Counsel (chairman business planning committee 1994-1997, regent 2000-2006), American Law Institute, University Club, Milwaukee Country Club, Harvard Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Rho.


Married Ruth S. Michelsen, August 19, 1956. Children: Beth, Karen.

Don Larsen

Doris McGaffey

Ruth S. Michelsen

Beth McGaffey

Karen McGaffey