1974 – Harold E. Hallows Dies

On this date Harold E. Hallows died. Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Hallows championed court reform. He was born in Fond du Lac and graduated from Marquette University in 1926. A successful Milwaukee lawyer and Marquette University law professer, Hallows was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Vernon Thomson in 1958 and was elected again in 1958 and 1969. He was known for his folksy and humorous speaking style, keen intellect, and a complete dedication to his belief that the law should keep abreast of the changing needs of society. Hallows is buried in Resurrection Cemetery in Madison. [Source: ,p.235]