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La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925


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    • Robert Marion
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    • us: Follette, Robert M. La (Robert Marion), 1855-1925
    • us: LaFollette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925
    • us: La Follette, Mr. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925
    • us: Lafollet, Robert M., 1855-1925
    • us: La Follette, Bob, 1855-1925
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    • La Follette, Robert Marion, 1855-1925
  • Sources

    • found: His La Follette's weekly magazine, 1909-10
    • found: NUCMC data from Indiana State Library for Wright, A.W. Collection, 1855-1911 (LaFollette, Robert M.)
    • found: Mission Indians, state of California, 1886?: p. 1 (Mr. La Follette, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, House)
    • found: Members of Cong. since 1789, 1977 (La Follette, Robert Marion, R. Wis., June 14, 1855-June 18, 1925; House 1885-91; Senate Jan. 2, 1906-June 18, 1925; Gov. 1901-06)
    • found: Robert M. Lafollet, 1995-
    • found: Kann, B. Belle and Bob La Follette, 2008: ECIP text (four days after his 70th birthday, on June 18, 1925, Bob died in Washington, D.C.)
    • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, November 7, 2013 (La Follette, Robert Marion, (father of Robert Marion La Follette, Jr.), a Representative and a Senator from Wisconsin; born in Primrose, Dane County, Wis., June 14, 1855; graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1879; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Madison, Wis.; district attorney of Dane County 1880-1884; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Fifty-first Congress); resumed the practice of law in Madison, Wis.; Governor of Wisconsin 1901-1906, when he resigned, having previously been elected Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 25, 1905, for the term beginning March 4, 1905, but did not assume these duties until later, preferring to continue as Governor; reelected in 1911, 1916, and 1922, and served from January 4, 1906, until his death; chairman, Committee on the Census (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congress), Committee on Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Manufactures (Sixty-sixth through Sixty-eighth Congresses); one of the founders of the National Progressive Republican League; unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 1912 and 1916; nominated as the Progressive Party candidate for president in 1924, winning 13 electoral college votes; died in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1925; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.)
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