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Kirby Hendee (March 12, 1923 – March 11, 2016) was an American lawyer and politician.

Kirby Hendee
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 4th district
In office
Preceded byHarry F. Franke, Jr.
Succeeded byJerris Leonard
Personal details
Born(1923-03-12)March 12, 1923
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
DiedMarch 11, 2016(2016-03-11) (aged 92)
Madison, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican


Hendee was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Shorewood High School in Shorewood, Wisconsin and later graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Michigan Law School, after which he became a practicing attorney and lobbyist. During World War II, he served in the United States Army. Hendee was a member of the Society of the Holy Name and the Knights of Columbus. Hendee served in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1957 and was a Republican.[1] During his time in the state legislature, he was the youngest Republican in the state senate. In 1960, Hendee was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin's 5th congressional district, losing to incumbent Henry S. Reuss.[2] Hendee on March 11, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin.[3]


  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1960,' Biographical Sketch of Kirby Hendee, pg. 20
  2. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1962, pg. 865
  3. ^ Kirby Hendee-obituary