Wilmer R. Waters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Wilmer "Rufe" Waters[1][2] (October 4, 1914 – December 10, 1995) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Biography[edit]

Waters was born in West Plains, Missouri.[3] He attended Elk Mound High School in Elk Mound, Wisconsin before attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy.

Political career[edit]

Waters was elected to the Assembly in 1966.[2] He was defeated in his 1968 reelection bid by Joseph Looby, initially losing by a single vote, but after review by the circuit court, the judge declared the margin was two votes.[4][5] In addition, Waters was president of the Eau Claire, Wisconsin City Council. He was a Republican.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilmer (Rufe) Waters Is Interested in Eau Claire First". The Daily Telegram. October 21, 1966. p. 2. Retrieved July 12, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b c "Sheriff, Assemblyman and Senate Victories". The Daily Telegram. November 9, 1966. p. 6. Retrieved July 12, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Members of the Assembly". Wisconsin Blue Book. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  4. ^ "State Solon Hopes to Avoid Election Disputes in Future". The Daily Telegram. January 24, 1969. p. 1. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Looby Seated by Assembly; Dispute Ends". The Daily Telegram. January 28, 1969. p. 1. Retrieved July 13, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read