David G. Deininger

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David G. Deininger
Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals
In office
1996–2007
Judge of the Wisconsin Circuit Court
In office
1994–1996
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
In office
1987–1994
Personal details
Born (1947-07-09)July 9, 1947
Monroe, Wisconsin
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Deininger
Residence Monroe, Wisconsin
Alma mater United States Naval Academy, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin Law School
Profession Politician, Jurist

David G. Deininger (born July 9, 1947) is an retired Republican politician and jurist from Wisconsin. He served as a judge on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Circuit Court, and as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. He now serves as a reserve judge.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Monroe, Wisconsin, Deininger graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1969 and served as a nuclear submarine officer in the United States Navy until 1975.[1] He attended the University of Chicago before graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1978.[2][3] He began practicing law after graduation.

Political career[edit]

Deininger served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1987-1994. He was a Wisconsin Circuit Court judge for Green County, Wisconsin from 1994-1996,[4] and in 1996 he was appointed by Governor Tommy Thompson to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. He served on the Court of Apeals until his retirement in 2007.[5][6]

Government Accountability Board[edit]

In 2008 Deininger was appointed to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB), by Governor Jim Doyle, and served as the GAB's first chairman. The Attorney General found that even though Deininger had retired from the Court of Appeals, he was ineligible to serve on the GAB because the term he was elected to had not expired. Following the Attorney Generals' finding, Deininer resigned from the Board.[7]

Governor Doyle reappointed Deininger to the GAB in 2010. Governor Scott Walker reappointed him to the GAB to serve until 2016, but withdrew his appointment in November 2013 citing concerns that the Wisconsin Senate would not approve the appointment.[8][9]

After retirement[edit]

Deininger now serves as a reserve judge. He and his wife Mary reside in Monroe, and are raising their grandson Emerson following the death of their daughter.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David G. Deininger". Wisconsin Court System. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lawyer Legislators Part IV". Learning Ace. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Judge David G. Deininger". Government Accountability Board. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "David G. Deininger". Wisconsin Court System. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ Judge David G. Deininger, Wisconsin Court of Appeals
  6. ^ David G. Deininger, Wisconsin Historical Society
  7. ^ "Judge David G. Deininger". Government Accountability Board. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Steven Walters: Dumped Deininger wonders why, who did it?". GazetteXtra. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Walker withdraws nomination of elections board member who was chair during recall". Star Tribune National. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ "FOR RETIRING JUDGE, A NEW CHALLENGE DAVID DEININGER WANTS TIME TO BE HIS GRANDSON'S LEGAL GUARDIAN AND SERVE THE MONROE COMMUNITY". Madison.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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