Forum History

The Forum was founded in 1965 by some of Milwaukee’s Industrial leaders, which included Chet W. Anderson – Employers Association (now MRA), Robert W. Baird – Marine Bank, William H. Brady – W.H. Brady Co. (now Brady Corporation), Harold Falk – Falk Corporation, Burleigh Jacobs – Grede Foundries, William Law – Cudahy Tanning and James Wright – Badger Meter. The original purpose for creating the Forum was to educate their employees about conservative and free market concepts. For the past forty years the Forum’s list of distinguished speakers have included nobel laureates, ambassadors, authors, journalist and a variety of other persons of reputation.

Our Past Speakers

View a complete list of the Wisconsin Forum’s speakers going back to 1965 in PDF format.

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