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Five ex-Wisconsin governors attend funeral for Patrick Lucey

Former Wisconsin Governor Patrick J. Lucey. (Photo by: See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Former Wisconsin Governor Patrick J. Lucey. (Photo by: See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Five former Wisconsin governors attended a funeral in Milwaukee Monday for ex-Governor Patrick Lucey.  

The 96-year-old southwest Wisconsin native died nine days ago. He was remembered as a solid religious and family man who helped the state thrive.  

Former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson credited Lucey with growing the state Democratic party into what he called a "tremendous organization." Current Governor Scott Walker was also on hand at the service, along with ex-governors Jim Doyle, Scott McCallum, and Martin Schreiber.

Lucey served in the governor's office from 1971 to '77. He had a number of major accomplishments, including the merger of the UW and the old Wisconsin State University system.  

Lucey left office with a year-and-a-half left in his second term to become Jimmy Carter's U.S. ambassador to Mexico. Lucey also ran for vice president with John Anderson on an independent ticket in 1980.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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