SENSENBRENNER, Frank James, Jr.

SENSENBRENNER, Frank James, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1943–

Biography

SENSENBRENNER, Frank James, Jr., a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 14, 1943; graduated from Milwaukee Country Day School, 1961; A.B., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 1965; J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wis., 1968; staff, United States Representative Jesse Arthur Younger of California, 1965; lawyer, private practice; member of the Wisconsin state assembly, 1969-1975; member of the Wisconsin state senate, 1975-1979, assistant minority leader, 1977-1979; delegate, Wisconsin state Republican conventions, 1965-2015; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the twenty succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-present); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1989 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Walter L. Nixon, judge of the United States District Court for the District Court of Mississippi; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1998 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of President William Jefferson Clinton; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 2009 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of Samuel B. Kent, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 2010 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; chair, Committee on Science (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses); chair, Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundred Seventh through the One Hundred Ninth Congresses).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: 1967-1978, 22 cubic feet. The bulk of the F. James Sensenbrenner papers is correspondence from constituents, colleagues, advocacy groups, and state and legislative agencies and materials on specific legislation and committee assignments. Also included are sampled constituent assists; personal correspondence; and newsletters, columns, questionnaire summaries, press releases, biographical clippings, and other public relations materials. Especially well documented topics include James Sensenbrenner's expertise in educational finance, the state budget, and his membership on the Ethics and Judiciary committees. Biographical clippings are available only on microfilm. Restricted: The Sensenbrenner Papers are closed until 05/02/2027 or until Mr. Sensenbrenner's death should that occur sooner. In the event that Mr. Sensenbrenner leaves public office prior to the end of the restriction period, any researcher wishing to use the collection during the remaining period of the restriction may contact Mr. Sensenbrenner in order to request permission to gain access. A register is available in the repository and online.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videoreels: 1980-1988, 3 commercials on 1 videoreel and 8 commercials on 5 videoreels. The commercials were used during F. James Sensenbrenner's campaigns for the 1980, 1984, 1986 and 1988 U.S. congressional elections in District 9 of Wisconsin, Republican Party.

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Archives

Milwaukee, WI
Papers: In the Jerris G. Leonard Papers, 1956-1968, 11.2 cubic feet. Other authors include F. James Sensenbrenner.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Area Research Center

Milwaukee, WI
Papers: In the Jerris Leonard Papers, ca. 1956-2000, 11.2 cubic feet. Prominent correspondents include Frank James Sensenbrenner, Jr. A register is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Sensenbrenner, James. "Blunt Talk from Science Chair." Science v.276 (May 16, 1997): 1020-21.

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