Robert D. Sundby

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Robert D. Sundby

Robert D. Sundby (October 21, 1925 – December 12, 1997)[1] was a Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.


A native of Dunkirk, Wisconsin, Sundby graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was later a member of the faculty, and served in the Navy as an Ensign during World War II.[2] Sundby was married to Analee Grove-Sundby. Robert raised four children with Mary Ann Sundby: Mike, Dana, Scott, and Debby. His grandchildren include: Jeremy, Kyle, Natasha, Madison, Makenzie, Chad, Damien, Amber, Shane, and Katelynn. He died in 1997.

Legal career[edit]

As general counsel for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities throughout the 1950s, he gained expertise in municipal law and drafted much related legislation. After serving as partner of a private law firm, Sundby was City Attorney of Monona, Wisconsin from 1970 to 1981, and additionally of Evansville, Wisconsin from 1975 to 1985. He joined the Court of Appeals in 1986 and would retire in 1996.

Civic activities[edit]

His civic activities focused on young people. He was a past president and honorary board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Dane County, and he was involved in a program called Wisconsin Cares that offers early help for abused and neglected children.


An ardent bridge player, he achieved the rank of Life Master and wrote two books on the subject of bridge. Soon after retiring he traveled to Greece to empathize and kibitz at an international bridge tournament. He was an avid golfer as well and also enjoyed annual fishing trips to Canada.


  1. ^ "ROBERT SUNDBY (1925-1997)", Social Security Death Index
  2. ^ "Robert D. Sundby". Wisconsin Court System. Retrieved 2011-11-26.