Tribute to Anne Nicol Gaylor

Anne and Paul Gaylor
Photo by Brent Nicastro

CITATION FROM Wisconsin State ASSEMBLY, made possible by State Rep. Terese Berceau. Citation reads:

The State of Wisconsin
Citation by the Assembly

KNOW YOU BY THESE PRESENTS:

WHEREAS, Anne Nicol Gaylor was born near Tomah, Wisconsin, graduated from Tomah High School, worked her way through UW - Madison, graduated with a degree in English, and embarked on a successful business career, including opening the first private employment agency in Madison, Wisconsin, and serving as editor of the award-winning Milddleton Times Tribune newspaper; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Gaylor has been extremely active in the ongoing struggle for women's rights and equality, through her efforts to create the Women's Medical Fund, her work with groups such as Wisconsin Citizens for Family Planning and Wisconsin NOW, as a founding member of the Dane County Women's Political Caucus, and as author of the petition to save "Miss Forward", one of the few public pieces of sculpture of, by, and for women, on the grounds of the Wisconsin Capitol; and

WHEREAS, as founder and president of the national Freedom From Religion Foundation, Ms. Gaylor has successfully protested numerous violations of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution and initiated awards and scholarships to encourage First Amendment and student activism; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Gaylor has received numerous accolades for her work, including Wisconsin NOW Feminist of the Year, the Service and Commitment Award from the WI Chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, and Humanist Heroine of the Year from the American Humanist Association; now, therefore,

Representative Terese Berceau, on behalf of the Wisconsin State Assembly, under Assembly Rule 97, hereby commends Anne Nicol Gaylor on her decades of service to women and congratulates her on her retirement as president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and as administrator of the Women's Medical Fund.

Representative Terese Berceau
76th Assembly District

Representative John G. Gard
Speaker of the Assembly

Representative Stephen J. Freese
Speaker Pro Tempore

STATE CAPITOL
MADISON, WISCONSIN

Friday , October 29, 2004

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