Kirbie Knutson (1977-78)


I was the first clerk that SSA hired. Her first year, she inherited William Guis, the clerk Justice Wilkie had hired. (Couldn’t have done better.) I clerked for Shirley her second year on the court, 1977-78, with Molly Martin.  This photo is from my wedding in September of 1979. Shirley officiated and it took place in her yard on Lake Monona. Pictured are Marj Riley, Shirley’s secretary; Molly Martin; SSA and me. Marj had worked for the court for many years and was very pleased to be part of the first all-female chambers.