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  Proxmire, William
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameWilliam Proxmire
Address4613 Buckeye Road
Madison, Wisconsin , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born November 11, 1915
DiedDecember 14, 2005 (90 years)
ContributorRP
Last ModifedMr. Matt
May 07, 2021 12:36pm
Tags Caucasian - Divorced - Married - Special Forces - United Church of Christ -
Infoborn in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., November 11, 1915; attended the public schools of Lake Forest and the Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.; graduated, Yale University 1938, Harvard Business School 1940, and Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1948; during the Second World War served in the Military Intelligence Service 1941-1946, member, Wisconsin State assembly 1951-1952; businessman; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in 1952, 1954, and 1956; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1957 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph R. McCarthy and served from August 28, 1957, to January 3, 1959; reelected in 1958, 1964, 1970, 1976, and again in 1982 for the term ending January 3, 1989; chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Ninety-fourth, Ninety-fifth, Ninety-sixth, and One Hundredth Congresses); not a candidate for reelection in 1988; is a resident of Washington, D.C.


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BOOKS
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You Can Do It! Senator Proxmire's Exercise, Diet, and Relaxation Plan  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 
The Fleecing of America  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 15, 2005 09:45am Obituary Former Sen. Proxmire of Wisc. Dies  Article Thomas Walker 
Dec 02, 2003 12:00am News Living with Alzheimer's, ex-Sen. Proxmire is cut off from his storied past  Article Mr. Techno 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.33330 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/02/1982 WI US Senate Won 63.65% (+29.51%)
  09/14/1982 WI US Senate - D Primary Won 86.12% (+72.25%)
  08/14/1980 US President - D Convention Lost 0.30% (-63.74%)
  11/02/1976 WI US Senate Won 72.20% (+45.22%)
  11/03/1970 WI US Senate Won 70.84% (+42.36%)
  11/03/1964 WI US Senate Won 53.30% (+6.69%)
  09/08/1964 WI US Senate - D Primary Won 88.78% (+82.77%)
  11/04/1958 WI US Senate Won 57.13% (+14.40%)
  08/28/1957 WI US Senate Won 56.44% (+15.93%)
  07/30/1957 WI US Senate - Special D Primary Won 60.29% (+20.61%)
  11/06/1956 WI Governor Lost 48.11% (-3.78%)
  11/02/1954 WI Governor Lost 48.40% (-3.06%)
  09/14/1954 WI Governor - D Primary Won 62.43% (+24.86%)
  11/04/1952 WI Governor Lost 37.26% (-25.22%)
  11/07/1950 WI State Assembly - Dane-2 Won 66.20% (+32.41%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 18, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
US Secretary of Agriculture - Mar 06, 1986 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Interior - Feb 06, 1985 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Energy - Feb 06, 1985 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Chile - Mar 02, 1982 NPA Reject
U.S. Surgeon General - Nov 16, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
US Secretary of Energy - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Jan 19, 1981 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Energy - Aug 23, 1979 NPA Reject
Treasury Secretary - Aug 06, 1979 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Jan 25, 1977 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development - Mar 09, 1975 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Dec 17, 1973 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall
CIA Director - Nov 29, 1961 NPA Reject