John La Fave

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John La Fave
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 23rd district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 6, 2003
Preceded byThomas A. Hauke
Succeeded byCurt Gielow
Personal details
Born (1949-07-13) July 13, 1949 (age 73)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison (B.S.)

John La Fave (born July 13, 1949) is an American politician who served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the 23rd district from 1993 to 2003.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Milwaukee, La Fave graduated from Wauwatosa West High School in 1967. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin in 1971.


He worked as a sales representative and an elementary school teacher before his 1992 election to the Wisconsin State Assembly. After leaving office in 2003, he became the register of deeds for Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.[1]

Personal life[edit]

La Fave has practiced Transcendental Meditation since the late 1960s, and attended a special mass-meditation event at the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa held in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.[2]


  1. ^ "John La Fave". Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
  2. ^ Stingl, Jim (October 3, 2001). "Sit still, close your eyes, and think peace". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. p. 1B.[dead link]