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Bibby, John Franklin Age 79, passed away on December 26, 2013. A longtime resident of Whitefish Bay, John was born in LaCrosse, WI on August 26, 1934, to Joseph and Mildred (Franklin) Bibby. Survived by Lucile (nee Hanson) to whom he was married for 55 years, and sons John (Karen) and Peter (Kristen) Bibby. Also survived by grandchildren Kate, Meg and Jane; Thomas and Erin. Further survived by other relatives and dear friends. John was a professor of political science at the
University of Wisconsin
-Milwaukee for 34 years. He was the author of numerous books and articles on American government and political parties and an active member of the Republican party. John received a bachelor of science degree from Wisconsin State College LaCrosse, a masters degree from the
University of Illinois
and a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) before beginning his career at Northern Illinois University. John was also an avid golfer. Private services will be held for immediate family. Memorials may be made in John's name to the Evans Scholars Foundation, One Briar Road, Golf, Illinois 60029-0301 (
) or to the UWM Foundation for the UWM Alumni Association's Outstanding Scholars Scholarship fund, 1440 E. North Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 (
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8, 2014
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