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Sen. Risser looks back at career of Governor Lucey

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Former Wisconsin Governor Patrick Lucey passed away on Saturday at the age of 96.

He was twice elected governor from, serving from 1971-1977.

He ran for Vice President in 1980 on an independent ticket, and he left his Wisconsin office in the middle of his second term when President Jimmy Carter appointed him ambassador of Mexico.

State Senator Fred Risser, at 87 years old is the senior member of the Wisconsin Legislature, and served as Senate Minority leader while Lucey was Lieutenant Governor in the 1960's.

Sen. Risser says Lucey's work on tax law, to revise property and income taxes and make them more equitable throughout the state was one of his biggest accomplishments, and believes he will go down in history as one of Wisconsin's finest Governors.

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