1912 – Margaret Reinardy Anderson Born

On this date Margaret Reinardy was born in Burlington, Wisconsin. She graduated from UW Law School in 1936. She practiced law in Stevens Point and worked on the legal staff of the Committee for Public Welfare for Gov. Phil La Follette. Despite having run unsuccessfully for district attorney in 1942 as a Republican candidate,¬†Reinardy was appointed as the acting district attorney in 1945, when Herman J. Glinski vacated the seat. She was married to Kenneth Anderson, a lawyer who ran against incumbent Melvin Laird in the 1954 and 1956 Congressional elections. He died during the 1956 campaign and¬†Anderson was appointed unopposed by the Democratic Party to fill her husband’s vacancy. She lost to Laird. Margaret Reinardy Anderson passed away in Stevens Point on Jan. 26, 1965, at the age of 52. [Source: ]