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Richard A. Grobschmidt Edit Profile

politician , teacher , member of the Wisconsin State Assembly , member of the Wisconsin State Senate

Richard Grobschmidt is an American educator and former Democratic politician from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Grobschmidt, Richard A. was born on May 3, 1948 in Milwaukee.


He graduated from South Milwaukee High School in 1966. Earned a B.S. from University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in 1972, and a M.S. from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 1979.


He served five terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly (1985–1995) and parts of three terms in the Wisconsin State Senate (1995–2003), before resigning to take a position with the Wisconsin \r\nGrobschmidt was born in Milwaukee on May 3, 1948. He taught political science at South Milwaukee High before being elected to the Wisconsin Legislature. Grobschmidt was elected to the state House in 1984, and re-elected for the next five terms for the 21st district, representing South Milwaukee and portions of Oak Creek.

He was elected for the 7th district State Senate seat (representing several southeastern Milwaukee County suburbs, plus a fraction of eastern Milwaukee) in a November 1995 special election. And reelected in 1998 and 2002. In December 2002, he announced that he would resign his seat in January 2003 to take a position as Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction under State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster.

He retired from that position on September 10, 2010.


Member Local History Society, Nature Conservancy.


Married; 1 child.