- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Former Madison Mayor William “Bill” Dyke, whose tenure was marked by widespread protests in the city against the Vietnam War, has died. He was 85.

His son, Wade Dyke, says Dyke died Thursday of pancreatic cancer in a Dodgeville nursing home.

Dyke also was an Iowa County circuit court judge for two decades. Then-Gov. Tommy Thompson appointed Dyke as judge in 1996. His son says Dyke continued to serve as judge even after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February.

The Wisconsin State Journal (https://bit.ly/1LYIQhp ) reports Dyke served two terms as Madison mayor, losing to Paul Soglin in 1973.

In 1974, Dyke ran as a Republican for Wisconsin governor, losing to incumbent Democrat Patrick Lucey.

Private services are planned. A public celebration for Dyke will be held in April.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj

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