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  La Follette, Robert Marion
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameRobert Marion La Follette
Address
Madison, Wisconsin , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born June 14, 1855
DiedJune 18, 1925 (70 years)
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 02, 2015 05:29pm
Tags French - Married - Christian - Straight -
InfoLA 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; was 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, 1917, and 1923, and served from January 2, 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 and several times unsuccessfully sought the Republican and Progressive Party presidential nominations; died in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1925; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.

[from Biographical Directory of the United States Congress at [Link] ]

Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1955-2, 1960-2, 1965-4.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS

BOOKS
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 11, 2011 01:40pm Profile La Follette’s Wisconsin Idea  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 31, 2010 04:45pm General On the Capitol: No pics of Walker and 'Fighting Bob' at inauguration  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Sep 11, 2007 05:00pm Event Progressives party it up in Wisconsin  Article RP 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.85710 Average

FAMILY
Wife Belle Case La Follette Dec 31, 1881-Jun 18, 1925
Daughter Flora Dodge "Fola" La Follette 1882-1970
Son Robert Marion La Follette, Jr. 1895-1953
Grandson Bronson Cutting La Follette 1936-2018
Son Philip Fox La Follette 1897-1965
Daughter Mary Josephine La Follette Sucher 1899-1988
Grandson Robert La Follette Sucher 1924-1983

INFORMATION LINKS
Fighting Bob Fest  Discuss
Free Speech in Wartime - Robert M. LaFollette  Discuss
RACES
  01/12/1925 US President Lost 2.45% (-69.49%)
  11/04/1924 US President National Vote Lost 16.61% (-37.42%)
  07/08/1924 US President - Soc Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/04/1924 US President - Prg Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/01/1924 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.01% (-56.03%)
  07/01/1924 US President - R Primaries Lost 2.34% (-66.04%)
  06/12/1924 US President - R Convention Lost 3.07% (-92.97%)
  04/22/1924 PA US President - R Primary Lost 0.92% (-87.02%)
  04/08/1924 IL US President - R Primary Lost 0.03% (-57.98%)
  04/08/1924 NE US President - PRG Primary Lost 19.92% (-51.79%)
  04/08/1924 NE US President - D Primary Lost 0.90% (-56.38%)
  04/01/1924 WI US President - R Primary Won 62.52% (+26.72%)
  03/18/1924 ND US President - R Primary Lost 32.09% (-10.02%)
  11/07/1922 WI US Senate Won 80.67% (+64.08%)
  09/05/1922 WI US Senate - R Primary Won 72.23% (+44.47%)
  07/15/1920 US President - F-L Convention Lost 0.00% (-40.55%)
  06/12/1920 US President - R Convention Lost 1.39% (-36.00%)
  11/07/1916 WI US Senate Won 59.23% (+27.32%)
  07/01/1916 US President - R Primaries Lost 6.91% (-16.67%)
  06/10/1916 US President - R Convention Lost 1.45% (-53.56%)
  04/21/1916 MT US President - R Primary Lost 0.45% (-72.93%)
  04/18/1916 NE US President - R Primary Lost 0.01% (-33.68%)
  04/11/1916 IL US President - R Primary Lost 0.03% (-90.12%)
  03/21/1916 ND US President - R Primary Won 70.35% (+40.70%)
  06/27/1912 US President - R Convention Lost 3.80% (-47.77%)
  06/04/1912 US President - R Primaries Lost 14.15% (-36.99%)
  06/04/1912 SD US President - R Primary Lost 28.92% (-26.29%)
  05/28/1912 NJ US President - R Primary Lost 3.18% (-53.15%)
  05/21/1912 OH US President - R Primary Lost 5.19% (-50.12%)
  05/14/1912 CA US President - R Primary Lost 18.08% (-36.52%)
  04/30/1912 MA US President - R Primary Lost 1.20% (-49.23%)
  04/19/1912 OR US President - D Primary Lost 0.14% (-52.83%)
  04/19/1912 NE US President - R Primary Lost 21.26% (-38.01%)
  04/19/1912 OR US President - R Primary Lost 31.27% (-8.92%)
  04/02/1912 WI US President - R Primary Won 73.22% (+47.13%)
  03/19/1912 ND US President - R Primary Won 57.19% (+17.52%)
  01/24/1911 WI US Senate Won 64.34% (+40.31%)
  06/19/1908 US President - R Convention Lost 2.55% (-69.08%)
  03/03/1905 WI US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1904 WI Governor Won 50.55% (+11.33%)
  11/04/1902 WI Governor Won 52.89% (+13.02%)
  11/06/1900 WI Governor Won 59.84% (+23.48%)
  11/04/1890 WI District 3 Lost 46.16% (-3.00%)
  11/06/1888 WI District 3 Won 49.96% (+7.68%)
  11/02/1886 WI District 3 Won 50.38% (+10.58%)
  11/04/1884 WI District 3 Won 48.08% (+1.35%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 05, 1925 NPA Reject
UT Governor - Nov 04, 1924 D George H. Dern
MN US Senate - Nov 07, 1922 R Henrik Shipstead
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 30, 1921 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jun 01, 1916 D Louis D. Brandeis
US President - Jan 13, 1913 D Woodrow Wilson