Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: Sen. Herbert Kohl

© Photographed August 14, 2016
Presented 2007 by The Milwaukee Bucks
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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SEN. HERBERT KOHL
Born February 7, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI, Senator Herb Kohl was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988. Prior to his election to the Senate, Kohl helped build his family-owned business, Kohl's Grocery and Department Stores. He served as President from 1970 through the sale of the corporation in 1979. Kohl is widely recognized as a dedicated Wisconsinite, sports enthusiast and philanthropist. In 1985 he bought the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team to ensure that the NBA team remained in Milwaukee for all to enjoy. Kohl also donated $25 million, the largest single donation in University of Wisconsin system history, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for construction of the sports arena which bears his name. It was the largest single single donation in University of Wisconsin system history. Kohl is active in other charitable activities in the State of Wisconsin. In 1990 he established the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Achievement Award Program which provides annual grants to 100 graduating seniors, 100 teachers and 100 schools throughout Wisconsin.
Inducted 2007

The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

Wikipedia: Herb Kohl

Milwaukee Bucks | The Official Website of the Milwaukee Bucks 

UW Badgers: Kohl Center
"Oh and good luck winning at the Kohl Center. In a league in which most of the home venues are tough, Wisconsin's stands out as almost impenetrable."  - ESPN.com

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Click here for an Alphabetical List of Inductees to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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