June 18, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint Henry W. Maier, mayor of Milwaukee, WI, to be a member of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for a term of 2 years. He would succeed Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Since 1960 Mr. Maier has served as the mayor of Milwaukee, WI. He is recognized as a dean of American mayors and is the only mayor to head all three national municipal organizations: the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, and the National Conference of Democratic Mayors. From 1953 to 1960, he served as State senator.
Mr. Maier graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1940; M.A., 1964). He served in the U.S. Navy. Mayor Maier was born February 7, 1918, in Dayton, OH. He is married, has two children, and resides in Milwaukee, WI.