Stars and Stripes stripes.com 30 Dec, 2020 22:15 am

Longest-serving legislator in US history, WWII veteran Fred Risser, will leave Wisconsin's Senate on Monday

Longest-serving legislator in US history, WWII veteran Fred Risser, will leave Wisconsin's Senate on Monday
Fred Risser, 93, was elected to Wisconsin's state Senate in 1962 after six years in the Assembly. He is the last World War II veteran to serve in the state or nation's legislatures.

In a statement Tuesday, Risser said he was honored to represent the Madison area in the Legislature.Risser said he considers his work on drafting the Capitol Master Plan one of his biggest accomplishments.Risser said in March that it was time to retire."The truth is, it was a difficult decision for me," Risser said.

Longest-serving legislator in US history, WWII veteran Fred Risser, will leave Wisconsin's Senate on Monday Wisconsin state Sen.(c)2020 The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.

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