(Extensions of Remarks - June 01, 2015)

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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 86 (Monday, June 1, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E801]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                            HON. GWEN MOORE

                              of wisconsin

                    in the house of representatives

                          Monday, June 1, 2015

  Ms. MOORE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Former Attorney 
General Peg Lautenschlager, who is being honored by ``Emerge 
Wisconsin'' on June 3, 2015. Attorney Peg Lautenschlager has not only 
been a leading voice for women but has served as a mentor and supporter 
of women, a Democratic leader, and a defender of civil and human rights 
during her 30 plus year career.
  Attorney Peg Lautenschlager is a native of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 
where she continues to reside. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Lake 
Forest College, honoring in history and mathematics and a graduate of 
the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is married to her soul mate 
Bill Rippl, a retired police officer from the city of Neenah, 
Wisconsin, and has five children.
  Attorney Peg Lautenschlager has shattered many glass ceilings along 
the way as a woman and as a Democrat: she served as the first woman 
District Attorney for Winnebago County, Wisconsin; she was elected to 
the Wisconsin State Assembly beating a 32-year Republican incumbent and 
was the first democrat elected to this seat since the Great Depression 
and she was the first woman to represent her district; she was 
appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin by 
President Bill Clinton and was the first woman to serve in that office; 
she was elected Wisconsin Attorney General and was the first woman 
Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin. Lautenschlager is a former 
member of the Wisconsin State Elections Board, the Governor's Council 
on Domestic Abuse, the Democratic National Committee and the Oshkosh 
Rape Crisis Center. Since leaving public office, Peg is a practicing 
lawyer and educator. She has worked tirelessly to help other Democrats, 
women and disenfranchised people.
  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to recognize my friend and former colleague 
in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Attorney Peg Lautenschlager. Peg and 
her family have become a part of my family and she is a Confidante. I 
am both privileged and blessed to have her support, loyalty, and 
friendship. Attorney Peg Lautenschlager's legacy is not just her family 
but the countless women and Democrats who follow in her footsteps. The 
citizens of the Fourth Congressional District, the State of Wisconsin 
and the nation have benefited tremendously from her dedicated service. 
I am honored for these reasons to pay tribute to Attorney Peg