Lautenschlager, first woman to serve as Wisconsin AG, has died

Peg Lautenschlager, former attorney general, speaks during a Women's Equality Day rally outside the Capitol in Madison on Monday, August 26, 2013. Photo by Michelle Stocker, Capital Times.
Peg Lautenschlager, former attorney general, speaks during a Women's Equality Day rally outside the Capitol in Madison on Monday, August 26, 2013. Photo by Michelle Stocker, Capital Times.

Peg Lautenschlager, the first woman to serve as Wisconsin's attorney general, has passed away, according to Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh. She was 62.
Hintz said he has known Lautenschlager since he was a toddler, adding she was so "down-to-earth and real, it could be easy for some to overlook how brilliant she was."
"I will carry with me the lessons I learned from Peg throughout my career," Hintz said. "Wisconsin has lost a giant and she will be dearly missed."
Before winning her sole term term as AG in 2002, Lautenschlager was the Winnebago County district attorney, served...

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