Thomas Cane

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Thomas Cane is a former board member of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board a governmental agency of Wisconsin administering elections and ethics laws in Wisconsin. His term expired May 1, 2013.[1]


Cane graduated from Marquette Law and also served in Okinawa as a captain in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps from 1964 to 1967.[2]

Professional career

Cane served several years as a private practice area in the Appleton suburbs Kaukauna and also served several more as an assistant district attorney in Outagamie County before being a circuit court judge from 1972 until his appointment to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in 1981 by Governor Lee Dreyfus.[2]

Court of Appeals

Cane was appointed to the District III Wisconsin Court of Appeals serving Northeast and Northwest Wisconsin from 1981 to his retirement in 2007. Cane also served as the court's Chief Judge from 1999 to 2007 and also served as the Deputy Chief Judge from 1989 to 1998 and also served as the presiding judge from District III from 1984 to 1998.[2]

Government Accountability Board

Cane was appointed to the board by Governor Jim Doyle in 2007 and was confirmed to the Board on a vote by the Wisconsin State Senate.[3] His term ended in 2013.[1]

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