1933 – Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson Born

On this date Wisconsin was born in New York City. A graduate of Hunter College high school, Abrahamson received a BA from NYU in 1953. She received a JD from Indiana University Law School in 1956. She was first appointed to the in 1976, to fill a vacancy created by the death of Chief Justice Horace W. Wilkie. She became Chief Justice on August 1, 1996, upon the retirement of Chief Justice Roland B. Day. Abrahamson is the first female to serve as Chief Justice for Wisconsin Supreme Court. [Source: 1997 ]