Christofferson, Bill 1943-

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Christofferson, Bill 1943-

PERSONAL:

Born January 14, 1943, in Hibbing, MN; son of Loren and Elizabeth Christofferson; married Karin Borgh (a nonprofit director), January 12, 1980; children: Colby, Molly. Ethnicity: "Irish-Norwegian." Education: Attended University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, 1960-63. Politics: Democrat.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Milwaukee, WI. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Worked as newspaper reporter, 1963-65 and 1968-80; political campaign manager in Wisconsin, 1985-88; self-employed political consultant in Madison, WI, 1989-96; Office of the Mayor, Milwaukee, WI, chief of staff, 1996-98; self-employed political consultant, Milwaukee, 1998—. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 1965-68; combat correspondent in Vietnam 1966-67; became sergeant.

WRITINGS:

The Man from Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS:

Bill Christofferson told CA: "My interest in Wisconsin history and politics made Gaylord Nelson, one of the giants in Wisconsin's political history, a natural subject. I feel privileged to have been his biographer, and to have become a friend of the Nelson family in the process."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

E, September-October, 2004, Ketti Frings, review of The Man from Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson, p. 62.

ONLINE

Wisconsin Natural Resources Online,http://www.wnrmag.com/ (December 14, 2006), review of The Man from Clear Lake.

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