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Henry S. Reuss

AKA Henry Schoellkopf Reuss

Born: 22-Feb-1912
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Died: 12-Jan-2002
Location of death: San Rafael, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Wisconsin, 1955-83

Military service: US Army (1943-45, Maj.)

[1] Switched from the Republican to the Democratic Party, 1950.

Father: Gustav Adolph Ruess (b. 1868)
Mother: Paula Schoellkopf (b. 1878, d. 1958)
Wife: Margaret Magrath (teacher, m. 1942, until his death, d. 30-Sep-2008, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Christopher
Son: Michael
Daughter: Jacqueline
Daughter: Anne

    University: AB, Cornell University (1933)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1936)

    US Congressman, Wisconsin 5th (3-Jan-1955 to 3-Jan-1983)
    Wisconsin State Official School Board, Milwaukee (1953-54)
    Marshall Plan Deputy General Counsel, Paris (1949)
    US Official Legal Advisory Committee, US National Resources Board (1948-52)
    Office of Military Government, Germany Chief of Price Control (1945)
    US Official Counsel, Office of Price Administration (1941-42)
    Wisconsin State Official Asst. Corporation Counsel, Milwaukee County (1939-40)
    Sphinx Head Society
    Eagle Scout
    Bronze Star
    German Ancestry

Author of books:
The Critical Decade: An Economic Policy for America and the Free World‎ (1964)
Revenue Sharing: Crutch or Catalyst for State and Local Governments?‎ (1970)
To Save Our Cities: What Needs to Be Done‎ (1977)
The Unknown South of France: A History Buff's Guide (1991, with Margaret M. Reuss)
When Government Was Good: Memories of a Life in Politics (1999, memoir)

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