KOHL, Herbert H. (1935-)
Senate Years of Service: 1989-2013

KOHL, HERBERT H., a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., February 7, 1935; attended Milwaukee public schools; graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison 1956; received M.B.A. degree from Harvard School of Business Administration 1958; United States Army Reserves 1958-1964; businessman, president of Kohl Corporation and owner of Milwaukee Bucks basketball team; Wisconsin State Democratic Party chairman 1975-1977; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1988; reelected in 1994, 2000, and again in 2006, and served from January 3, 1989, to January 3, 2013; chair, Special Committee on Aging (One Hundred Tenth to One Hundred Twelfth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2012.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, WI
Papers: Senatorial papers.

  • U.S. Congress. Tributes Delivered in Congress: Herb Kohl, United States Senator, 1989-2013. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2014.