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chief justice state supreme court

Roland Bernard Day, chief justice state supreme court. Bar: Wisconsin 1947. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Bar Association, State Bar Wisconsin, American Trial Lawyers Association, Ygdrasil Literature Society(president 1968), Madison Torske Klubben, Masons (33rd degree).

Background

Day, Roland Bernard was born on June 11, 1919 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Peter Oliver and Joanna King (Wescott) Day.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1942;Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin, 1947.

Career

Trainee, Office Wisconsin Attorney General, 1947;associate member firm, Maloney & Wheeler, Madison, Wisconsin, 1947-1949;1st assistant district attorney, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1949-1952;partner firm, Day, Goodman, Madison, 1953-1957;firm, Wheeler, Van Sickle, Day & Anderson, Madison, 1959-1974;legal counsel member of staff, Sen. William Proxmire, Washington, 1957-1958;justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Madison, 1974-1995;chief justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Madison, 1995-1996. Member Madison Housing Authority, 1960-1964, chairman, 1961-1963.

Regent University of Wisconsin System, 1972-1974.

Achievements

  • Bar: Wisconsin 1947.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, State Bar Wisconsin, Ygdrasil Literature Society (president 1968), Madison Torske Klubben, Masons (33rd degree). Clubs: Madison, Madison Literature.

Connections

Married Mary Jane Purcell, December 18, 1948. 1 daughter, Sarah Jane.

father:
Peter Oliver Day

mother:
Joanna King (Wescott) Day

spouse:
Mary Jane Purcell