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Horace W. Wilkie (January 9, 1917 – May 23, 1976) was an American Democratic politician and jurist from Wisconsin.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin,[1] Wilkie graduated from what is now the University of Wisconsin–Madison and received his law degree from George Washington University. During World War II, Wilkie served in the United States Coast Guard. He helped revive the Democratic Party of Wisconsin after the war.[2] In 1956, Wilkie was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate.[2] In 1962, he was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and in 1974, became chief justice of the court, serving until his death.[2][3][4] Wilkie died of a heart attack in Pittsburgh in 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Chief Justice Wilkie Dies in Pennsylvania". The Sheboygan Press. May 24, 1976. p. 1. Retrieved July 19, 2019 – via  
  2. ^ a b c "Chief Justice Horace Wilkie". The Capital Times. May 25, 1976. p. 40. Retrieved July 18, 2019 – via  
  3. ^ Horace Wilkie, Wisconsin Historical Society
  4. ^ Chief Justice Horace Wilkie, Wisconsin Supreme Court