Mayor Paul R. Soglin is the 51st, 54th and 57th Mayor of Madison. He was elected eight times as Mayor of Madison, most recently in 2011, and three times as a Common Council member.
Paul Soglin was raised in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. He attended Hyde Park High School (now Hyde Park Career Academy), and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1962. He enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) in the fall of 1962, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts with honors in history in 1966 and after spending three years in the UW History graduate program, a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from the UW - Madison Law School in 1972.