Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Pat Roggensack announced Friday that the court has decided to name the state’s law library after Justice David Prosser.
The Wisconsin State Law Library will be named after Prosser to recognize his dedication to public service, according to a news release. A ceremony is being planned for September.
Prosser, who is retiring from the Supreme Court, spent more than 40 years in public service in three branches of state government. Of those, 18 were as a justice.
Before being appointed to the Supreme Court by then-Gov. Tommy Thompson in 1998, Prosser was a commissioner on the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission and served in the state Assembly from 1979 through 1996. Two of those years were as Assembly Speaker and six as minority leader. Before that, Prosser had been the district attorney for Outagamie County.
The State Law Library is on the second floor of the Risser Justice Center, which stands at 17 W. Main St., Madison.