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Joseph F. Andrea
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 22nd district

In office
January 7, 1985 – January 6, 1997
Preceded by John J. Maurer
Succeeded by Robert Wirch
Member of the State Assembly
from the 24th district

In office
January 3, 1983 – January 7, 1985
Preceded by Gary J. Barczak
Succeeded by Peggy Krusick
Member of the State Assembly
from the 64th district

In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by George Molinaro
Succeeded by Joseph Wimmer
Member of the Kenosha County
Board of Supervisors

In office
Personal details
Born (1927-11-29)November 29, 1927
Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died December 5, 2002(2002-12-05) (aged 75)
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Resting place Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Olivia Butteri (m. 1952–2002)
Children Alex
Mary (Kishline)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1946–1948

Joseph F. Andrea (November 29, 1927 – December 5, 2002) was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate and the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]


Andrea was born on November 29, 1927. He graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin served in the United States Navy during World War II. Andrea was later Constable of Kenosha from 1966 to 1968. A Roman Catholic, he was a member of the Catholic Youth Organization and the Society of the Holy Name. He was married to Olivia in 1952 and had four children, a daughter and three sons. Andrea died on December 5, 2002 at his home in Kenosha.[2]

Political career

Andrea was a supervisor of Kenosha County, Wisconsin from 1968 to 1977. He was a member of the Assembly from 1976 to 1984 before serving in the Senate from 1985 to 1997. Andrea was a Democrat.


  1. "Members of the Wisconsin Legislature 1848 – 1999". State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. pp. 1, 23. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  2. 'Long Time State Senator Joe Andrea Dies,' Racine State Journal, David Steinkraus, December 5, 2002

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