Gov. Robert La Follette, Sr., US Senate & Congress

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Robert Marion Lafollette, Sr.

Nicknames: "Fighting Bob"
Birthplace: Primrose, WI, USA
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia
Cause of death: Heart failure
Place of Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Lafollette and Mary La Follette
Husband of Belle La Follette
Father of Fola La Follette; Robert La Follette, Jr., U.S. Senator and Philip La Follette, Governor
Brother of Josephine Lafollette

Occupation: American politician who served as a U.S. Congressman, the 20th Governor of Wisconsin (1901–1906), and Republican Senator from Wisconsin (1906–1925)
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About Robert Marion Lafollette, Sr.

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"Robert Marion "Battling Bob" La Follette, Sr. (June 14, 1855 – June 18, 1925), was an American Republican (and later a Progressive) politician. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was the Governor of Wisconsin, and was also a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (1906 to 1925). He ran for President of the United States as the nominee of his own Progressive Party in 1924, carrying Wisconsin and 17% of the national popular vote.

"His wife Belle Case La Follette and sons Robert M. La Follette, Jr. and Philip La Follette led his political faction in Wisconsin into the 1940s. La Follette has been called 'arguably the most important and recognized leader of the opposition to the growing dominance of corporations over the Government' and is one of the key figures pointed to in Wisconsin's long history of political liberalism.

"He is best remembered as a proponent of progressivism and a vocal opponent of railroad trusts, bossism, World War I, and the League of Nations. In 1957, a Senate Committee selected La Follette as one of the five greatest U.S. Senators, along with Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, and Robert Taft. A 1982 survey asking historians to rank the 'ten greatest Senators in the nation's history' based on 'accomplishments in office' and 'long range impact on American history,' placed La Follette first, tied with Henry Clay.",_Sr.

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Gov. Robert La Follette, Sr., US Senate & Congress's Timeline

June 14, 1855
Primrose, WI, USA
September 10, 1882
Age 27
February 6, 1895
Age 39
May 8, 1897
Age 41
June 18, 1925
Age 70
Washington, District of Columbia
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, United States