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Sen. Herbert Kohl

 
 
Sen. Herbert Kohl Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. Sen. Herbert Kohl Marker
Inscription. Born February 7, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI, Senator Herb Kohl was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988. Prior to his election to the Senate, Kohl helped build his family-owned business, Kohl's Grocery and Department Stores. He served as President from 1970 through the sale of the corporation in 1979. Kohl is widely recognized as a dedicated Wisconsinite, sports enthusiast and philanthropist. In 1985 he bought the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team to ensure that the NBA team remained in Milwaukee for all to enjoy. Kohl also donated $25 million, the largest single donation in University of Wisconsin System history, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for construction of the sports arena which bears his name. It was the largest single donation in University of Wisconsin System history. Kohl is active in other charitable activities in the state of Wisconsin. In 1990 he established the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Achievement Award Program which provides annual grants to 100 graduating seniors, 100 teachers and 100 schools throughout Wisconsin.
 
Erected 2007 by Presented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by the Milwaukee Bucks.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this marker); Andy North (here, next to this marker); Lee Kemp (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); John Powless (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame Plaque
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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