Spencer Black

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Spencer Black
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Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 77th district
In office
January 1985 – January 2011
Preceded by Calvin Potter
Succeeded by Brett Hulsey
Personal details
Born (1950-05-25) May 25, 1950 (age 66)
Political party Democratic
Residence Madison, Wisconsin
Alma mater Stony Brook University,
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Profession educator

Spencer Black represented the 77th Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1985 until 2011.[1][2] He served for many years as the Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. He also was elected Assembly Minority Leader and Assistant Minority Leader.

He authored numerous environmental laws including the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, the Mining Moratorium law, the Lower Wisconsin Riverway, the statewide recycling program, and the endangered species matching grant program.

Black attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has two graduate degrees: Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and a Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Administration. Black previously worked as a high school teacher and coach, as Curator of Education of the Wisconsin Historical Society and as a conservationist for the Sierra Club. Black is also an alumnus of Stuyvesant High School in New York City.

He is currently a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Black is the Vice President of the 2014 board of directors for the Sierra Club, one of the nations oldest and most prestigious environmental activists agencies

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mary Spicuzza (May 10, 2010). "Spencer Black to retire from state Assembly". madison.com. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Wisconsin History: Spencer Black". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 

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