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Bitter attended LORAS ACADEMY, LORAS COLLEGE and The University of Iowa Law School before returning to Dubuque in 1964 to establish his law practice. He practiced law in Dubuque for 43 years. In June of 1996, Joe was proud to have his son, Tom, join him in practice. Bitter served on the Dubuque City Council from 1970 to 1973 and as mayor of Dubuque in 1973 when the city purchased the bus system from INTERSTATE POWER COMPANY.
Source: "175 Years" Vol. II Telegraph Herald, p. 97