Sam Halloin

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Sam Halloin
Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin
In office
1979–1995
Preceded by Michael Monfils
Succeeded by Paul Jadin
Personal details
Born (1923-03-20)March 20, 1923
Lincoln, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
Died January 11, 2013(2013-01-11) (aged 89)
Spouse(s) Isabelle Mastriocola (1949–2010)

Samuel J. Halloin (March 20, 1923 - January 11, 2013)[1] was an American politician who served as the Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin from 1979 to 1995.[2][3] Halloin, who served for four consecutive terms, was the longest-serving Mayor of Green Bay in history.[2]

Biography[edit]

Halloin was born on March 20, 1923 to Louis Joseph and Laura Halloin in Lincoln, Wisconsin.[2][4] Halloin attended, but never finished college, which he described as his one major regret.[3]

Halloin served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a participant in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp.[2] He married Isabelle Mastriocola on June 18, 1949.

He was elected to the Green Bay City Council for the first time in 1962.[2] He served for eight terms as an alderman and supervisor representing Green Bay's west side.[2]

Halloin served as the city's mayor for sixteen years from 1979 to 1985. During his tenure, Halloin obtained funding for the construction of a new Walnut Street Bridge, which crosses the Fox River.[3] Halloin helped to upgrade Lambeau Field, the home stadium of the Green Bay Packers, and acquired land for the present-day riverwalk along the Fox River.[3]

He declined to seek re-election in 1995 and retired from office after four-consecutive, four-year terms.[2] He was succeeded by Mayor Paul Jadin.[2]

Sam Halloin died on January 11, 2013, at the age of 89.[2] His wife, Isabelle, died in 2010.[3]

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