Milwaukee County Historical Society Publishes Book By Richard W. Cutler
"Greater Milwaukee's Growing Pains, 1950-2000: An Insider's View" by Richard Cutler provides a behind-the-scenes look at the major forces which
shaped the growth of metropolitan Milwaukee throughout the last half of the century. As the title suggests, this timely memoir discusses in
impressive detail such issues as suburban incorporation, freeway construction, and sewer improvments which continue to be important in the life
of the city to this day.
An attonry who first came to Milwaukee in 1949, Cutler began his career in public service as a member of the Fox Point Planning Commission, a
position he held for forty-one years. He subsequently served as Brookfield City Attorney for six years, and as a member the Southeastern
Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission for twenty-four years by appointment of four governors.
Cutler's counsel was sought by Bud Selig when he pruchased the Seattle Pilots and brought them to Milwaukee as the Brewers in 1970.
The City of Milwaukee employed Cutler to represent its interests before the Supreme Court when the State of Illinois broughtsuit against
it for polluting Lake Michigan. And SEWRPC appointed him to chair a committee in 1977 which sought to resolve the deadlock over
completing the planned Milwaukee County freeway system.
The book is available for $19.95. Contact the Milwaukee County Historical Society at (414)273-8288 for more information.
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