Former Milwaukee Alderman, Paul Henningsen, dies at 70

Medical Examiner said death was natural
Posted at 3:41 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 17:54:45-04
A former Milwaukee Alderman has died, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.

In a tweet sent out Wednesday afternoon, the office said they are "investigating the natural death of Paul Henningsen."

Henningsen represented downtown Milwaukee on the common council for 20 years.  
He was forced out of office in 2003 and served nearly three years in prison for embezzling campaign funds and falsifying campaign records. 

Henningsen was 70-years-old.

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

“Paul Henningsen was committed to making Milwaukee a better city. Paul’s commitment to public service included serving for 27 years on the Milwaukee Common Council and County Board. He worked with business and community leaders to build a stronger downtown and engaged west-side stakeholders to improve neighborhoods and the quality of life for residents. Throughout his life, Paul was dedicated to helping others. My condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”